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10 Free Things for National Nutrition Month

Emphasize the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits this March. These resources include teaching guides, lesson plans, best practices, tip sheets, online learning games, educational videos, posters, book lists, coloring pages and more.

Grades preK-12

  1. School Breakfast Week
    The first week of March is National School Breakfast Week. The NEA Foundation supports Breakfast in the Classroom, and partners with organizations to provide grants for Breakfast in the Classroom programs. A related NEA Healthy Futures resource is Start School with Breakfast: A Guide to Increasing School Breakfast Participation. Educators can download a free copy ( PDF, 2.3 MB, 56 pgs.). Inside, are sections describing benefits, strategies for increasing participation, tools, sample letters, and success stories
  2. Bag The Junk
    Students consume 50% of their daily calories in school. Bag the Junk examines the effects of selling unhealthy snack foods and beverages in schools and provides resources for the adult school community to champion healthy snack foods and beverages. The site features advocacy tools such as organizing tips, policy briefs, fact sheets, and sample letters along with current news, trends, and thoughts from experts in the field. Educators will find factoids, quizzes, featured snacks, statistics, graphics, links to resources, and strategies for improving what students eat in school.
  3. eatright.org
    Provides information on food, health and fitness and sections for kids, parents, men, women, and seniors.

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10 Free Things for National Nutrition Month

Emphasize the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Our recommended resources include teaching guides, lesson plans, best practices, tip sheets, online learning games, educational videos, posters, book lists, coloring pages and more.

Grades preK-12

NEA Health Information Network’s A Guide to Increasing School Breakfast Participation

    1. School Breakfast Week
      The first week of March is National School Breakfast Week. School Breakfast Week is the NEA Healthy Futures’ effort to highlight the strong correlation between schools providing kids with breakfast and their academic performance. A related NEA HIN resource is Start School with Breakfast: A Guide to Increasing School Breakfast Participation. Teachers can download the free 56-page PDF (hard copies are available for a small fee that covers shipping & handling only). Inside, are sections describing benefits, strategies for increasing participation, tools, sample letters, and success stories.
    2. Bag The Junk
      Students consume 50% of their daily calories in school. Bag the Junk examines the effects of selling unhealthy snack foods and beverages in schools and provides resources for the adult school community to champion healthy snack foods and beverages. The site features advocacy tools such as organizing tips, policy briefs, fact sheets, and sample letters along with current news, trends, and thoughts from experts in the field. Educators will find factoids, quizzes, featured snacks, statistics, graphics, links to resources, and strategies for improving what students eat in school.
    3. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
      Provides a toolkit for promoting sound eating and physical activity habits, handouts & tip sheets, and games for kids and everyone.

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