The photos below were taken at the Feb. 22, 2013, celebrations, at which each school was recognized by the state. All of the schools’ staff deserve congratulations for meeting the USDA guidelines of the challenge; including serving healthy meals, providing nutrition education at all grade levels and meeting specific physical education requirements each week.
- Enjoy your food, but eat less.
- Avoid oversized portions.
Foods to Reduce
- Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals ― and choose the foods with lower numbers.
- Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
Foods to Increase
- Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
- Make at least half your grains whole grains.
- Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
- Tray Talk- School Nutrition Facts for Parents – Great resource for parents and community members to learn the facts about school meals, read success stories, stay informed, and get involved in school nutrition.
- My Pyramid – USDA provides information on the new food guide pyramid including games, nutrition education and the option to personalize your pyramid.
- Fruits and Vegetables – Great information on fruits and vegetables including information on meal planning, shopping, and cooking.
- Action For Healthy Kids – ReCharge! is a fun-for-kids after-school program designed for students in grades 3 to 6 to learn about and practice good nutrition and physical activity habits. ReCharge! is brought to you by Action for Healthy Kids and the National Football League, two organizations committed to the long-term health and wellness of our nation’s children.