Students spend more than 2,000 hours at school each year, making it an ideal place to learn about good nutrition.
Why is nutrition education in classrooms important?
The school environment can have a major impact on children. When teachers talk about healthy eating and making smart food choices, children are more likely to do so. Well-nourished children have higher test scores, better school attendance and fewer classroom behavior problems.
Teaching about nutrition, as well as being a wellness champion, is vital in helping students form healthy habits that will last a lifetime. It can also help your school meet its wellness goals and complement your school’s Fuel Up to Play 60 activities.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program, created by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, that empowers youth to eat nutrient-rich foods, such as lowfat and fat-free dairy foods.