Advantages to Adding Nutritious foods in School Less children getting sick ◦ Healthier foods keep kids well Less fighting about different foods ◦ Everyone has the same items ◦ No changing sweets for other items
Continued… The children will learn to like it ◦ If all the choice they have is healthy food, then they will probably eat it eventually. ◦ Most children can help persuade the other kids to eat something
Disadvantages to adding nutritious foods in school Most kids do not eat healthy ◦ Students throw away food ◦ Kids go all day without eating Is it more important to have all healthy foods? Should we give them more choices?
Different ways to incorporate healthy snacks Teach about ways it could benefit them Get them involved in coming up with healthy alternatives ◦ Make an assignment about bringing a healthy snack to class
Continued… Ask them how they feel about eating healthy Have them tell you what they eat at home ◦ Do they have fruits? ◦ Do they have vegetables?
Fitness Fitness in another type of wellness that goes along with nutrition. Different types of fitness ◦ Running ◦ Stretching ◦ Playing Sports
Continued… There needs to be more wellness and fitness in schools. Some schools are taking away playground time ◦ Should we fight it? ◦ How should we fix it?