Resources for Schools

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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:

  • Announce Kids Eat Right Month™ in your newsletter or on your website.
  • 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.
  • Incorporate nutrition education and physical education into the school day with 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.
  • Post the Kids Eat Right Month™ logo on your school's website.
  • Follow Kids Eat Right on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest.
Due to COVID-19, some of the suggested activities may need to be modified to fit local safety standards.