Our children will learn how to make healthy choices about food and physical activity as part of their daily lives – building a foundation for a lifetime. Our staff model healthy eating and physical activity.
We strive to work with our parents to promote healthy habits for life.
Nutrition & Physical Activity Education
Teachers and support staff participate in three clock hours or more of professional development per year to effectively teach children about nutrition and physical activities.
Teacher’s professional development includes orientation to state standards and available materials used to teach a basic knowledge of nutrition to children
Formal education about healthy eating and physical activity is offered to children once a semester (fall, spring, and summer)
Lesson plans include instruction/activities about healthy eating at least once per month and physical activity twice a month.
Food & Beverage Practices & Behaviors
We serve meats that are prepared by grilling, broiling, poaching or roasting. Fried and baked pre-fried meats like chicken nuggets and fish sticks are not served.
We serve fried or pre-fried and then baked vegetables (e.g., French fries, tater tots, hash browns) once per month.
We serve a variety of grains daily and make sure at least half of grains served are whole grains.
We offer safe, fresh drinking water that is available and easy to find for children to serve them at all times indoors and outdoors, including during meals and snacks.
Teachers, support staff, and volunteers avoid drinking sugar-sweetened beverages when caring for children.
Teachers, support staff, and volunteers provide opportunity for children to prepare the eating area and encourage children to serve themselves meals and snacks under supervision.