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We purchase different produce that the students have never seen before and hold a farmers’ market. We provide a nutritional lesson about the items, and each student is given tickets so that...

We added additional selections of grains at several stations in the café. Buckwheat and wheat berries are very popular no matter if featured in salads, entrées or soups. The...

For National Nutrition Month we had a mobility theme. On our dessert bar we posted how many steps the customer would have to walk to burn off that dessert. We tried to equate steps with calories.

For National Nutrition Month we post and email healthy, creative, build-your-own sandwich ideas. We also gave out magnets with five healthy sandwiches students can make with simple ingredients that...

We hide puréed kidney beans in our tacos. As the year progresses, the purée gets chunkier until the students can recognize the kidney beans. At first you disguise the beans and...

To reinforce healthy habits one of our dining halls holds a health promotion program called “Fresh Start Mondays.” The menu includes new vegetable-loaded recipes and brings some...

We do a Future Chefs competition in the elementary schools that is focused on healthy after-school snacks. The students submit recipes, and the best five are selected to compete in a cook-off. We...

We started a Build Your Plate program to familiarize students with healthy foods, with the hope that those habits continue as they age. Students are taught how to prepare a balanced meal, the source...

We served a variety of “super foods” that intrigued the taste buds and pleased appetites during a recent party. The menu items were posted to inform participants of their &...

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