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Empower Students with Nutrition Education in School

What Exactly is "Nutrition Education"?

The CDC says, "nutrition education is a vital part of a comprehensive health education program and empowers children with knowledge and skills to make healthy food and beverage choices."

The goal of nutrition education in schools is to empower students with the knowledge and skills to choose healthy food & beverages.

Ways to Incorporate Nutrition Education during the School Day:

School Gardens
  • As the CDC notes, “school garden programs can increase students’ nutrition knowledge, willingness to try fruit and vegetables, and positive attitudes about fruits and vegetables.”

School Gardens
Combining Nutrition Education with Other Subjects
  • Using illustrations of fruits and vegetables to teach counting.

  • Exploring fractions by measuring ingredients in recipes.

  • Studying the lifecycle of plants.

  • Discovering diverse food traditions from around the world.

Counting with Fruits & Veggies, Learning the Lifecycle of Plants, Fractions & Measuring Cups, Discovering Foods around the World
Farm-to-School Inititative
  • Procuring locally or regionally sourced foods for school meal programs.

  • Providing students with hands-on education through gardening, culinary classes, or farm field trips.

Locally Sourced Produce & Farm Field Trips
In the Cafeteria
  • Your School meal program should support in encouraging students to try new foods as well as showing what balanced meals look like.

  • You can also decorate cafeterias with nutrition education posters.

We know the importance of nutrition education for your students and with Variety FoodServices, we’ve got you covered:

  • Provide nutrition education posters & pamphlets.

  • Assist in creating interactive culinary classes and other activities.

  • Priortize procuring the freshest, locally-sourced produce in support of Michigan Farms.


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