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School Programs

We help heighten awareness of the importance of nutrition and ways to introduce it in fun, enjoyable ways through facilitative learning.

Note one or more of the items below and contact us with your needs request.

  • Need an advisor to our wellness committee
  • Want a speaker for the following or other nutrition topic:
    • Eating Disorders
    • Weight Management
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Healthy Lifestyles
    • Portion Distortion
    • Eat Fit, Be Fit

Nutrition and Fitness Needs - We Help You Focus on What You Can Change:

  • Classroom Celebrations
  • PTA Events
  • Athletic and Other School Events
  • Teacher’s Lounge
  • Classroom Rewards

Below are examples of some programs we have provided to schools. We will specifically tailor programs to meet your needs. We make education fun!

girl eating strawberryLower School (Examples)

Parent Teacher Association Meetings

Family Night Program
An event where each family brings a home-made favorite dish. All foods are encouraged to be rich in nutrients, made from unprocessed foods, low in fat or sodium. Fitness Challenge offers an array of activities for the family in the gym and tells you how many calories are approximately burned in comparison to popular fast. A presentation on nutrition is provided.

Middle School

From Farm to Mouth
Students evaluate their own eating habits, assess where their food comes from, evaluate costs of production, transportation, packaging and consider the nutritional and environmental benefits and disadvantages.

Eat Fit, Be Fit: Health and Weight Management Program
This program offers an six to eight week program for teens ages 12 to 14 help initiate successful lifestyle habits in an interactive program held after school. Cooking, activity and facilitated discussions are included. Contact us for more details.

High Schools

girls soccerAlice in the Looking Glass: Eating Disorders
This workshop is designed for the entire student body to help provide insight on signs and symptoms of eating disorders, an issue often overlooked and not identified. The different eating disorders are explained, along with guidance on who will help the student recover.

Sports Nutrition 101
This program covers the importance of balanced meals containing important nutrients to enhance athletic performance, best meals and snacks pre-game or event, hydration, meal timing, pros and cons of sports drinks and supplements, dangers of supplements with substances not recommended for teens, and best concession stand and travel meal choices. Presentations are lively and interactive and could  be offered as a adjunct to every after school sport or as part of the athletic department curriculum. This is a lively interactive program.

Eat Fit, Be Fit: Health and Weight Management Program
This program offers an six to eight week program for teens ages 15-18 to help initiate successful lifestyle habits in an interactive program held after school. Cooking, activity and facilitated discussions are included. This can be offered at the school. Contact us for more details.

Superintendents Day Training Seminars

We offer lively workshops to incorporate healthy lifestyle and nutrition into every classroom and answer questions on nutrition concepts that may need updating.

Administration and Policy Evaluation and Development for Healthier School Food

We help you with:

  • Implementation of Wellness Policies  
  • School Assessments: Two Processes Developed by the Center for Disease Control:
    1. Research Process
    2. Community Organizing Process

Goals

  • Identify existing resources & issues
  • Prioritize recommendations & plan for change

Research

  • Action Research - research conducted in collaboration with school community participants.
  • Photovoice1 - using cameras, participants document key aspects of their school environment, including assets, barriers and opportunities for healthful lifestyle.
  • Surveys and Focus Groups - more common and familiar tools where groups convene to discuss their views and observations and answer questions.

Steps to Conduct the School Community Food Assessment

  • Communication with staff, students & parents about the assessment project.
  • Identifying the leadership team: School Food Task Force and group of student “Food Detectives”
  • Conducting Photovoice documentation.
  • Prioritizing new policies to vote on.
  • Gaining parent/school community buy-in. Community Organizing Process.

Once the research is done, results are presented to the appropriate body to help foster solutions. Implement necessary steps to make changes, whether it is snacks served or celebrations. The goal is choosing practices to foster healthy lifestyles.

Let us help you make positive changes!

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