Resources for Schools

Kids Eat Right Month - Resources for schools

Principals, teachers and parents can help make schools healthier places to learn by providing high-quality nutrition, integrating physical activity during the day and teaching children about the importance of embracing a healthy, active lifestyle.

Encourage healthy living at your school during August and all year round with these action items:

  • Share the Kids Eat Right Month™ handout with students and parents.
  • Announce Kids Eat Right Month™ in your newsletter or on your website.
  • Promote Kids Eat Right Month™ activities to your local media by downloading and completing our Kids Eat Right Month™ press release template.
  • Coordinate a healthy eating presentation and activities for students with the school registered dietitian nutritionist and school nutrition service staff, or invite a local registered dietitian nutritionist.
  • Join the HealthierUS Schools Challenge.
  • Incorporate nutrition education and physical education into the school day with nutrition and physical activity events and MyPlate curriculum.
  • Host an after-school healthy eating presentation for families, featuring the school registered dietitian nutritionist or invite a local registered dietitian nutritionist.
  • Plant a garden. School gardens are an important educational tool to help students understand how healthy foods are produced.
  • In the classroom, ask children to carefully save empty food product labels and boxes. Spend some time reading labels and comparing information on the Nutrition Facts Labels. Expand into a menu-planning opportunity, individually or in teams, using MyPlate as the guide to a healthy meal.
  • Join the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program.
  • Use this guide and template to contact your mayor or governor to request a proclamation.
  • Post the Kids Eat Right Month™ logo on your school's website. Learn more!
  • Follow Kids Eat Right on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+.

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