Give Kids A Healthy Education

Give Kids A Healthy Education

For many parents, school breakfast and lunch are an inexpensive, convenient way to ensure your child is eating balanced meals. By taking an active role in your child's school, you can support nutrition in your community and help your child choose healthful meals at school.

  • Become familiar with your school's menu. You can ask for nutrition information about the menus from the school food service director.
  • Review the monthly menu with your child. Talk about making balanced choices in the cafeteria line.
  • Get to know the school food service staff. Volunteer to help and build relationships with the staff.
  • Encourage school clubs and parents associations to serve nutrient-rich snacks and drinks for fund-raising events, school parties and in vending machines.

Also, encourage your child to be physically active at school and take advantage of gym class, recess and after-school activities. 

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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.

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