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Theme II: Child Nutrition

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★  ONE STAR TASK

Choose to be a healthy role model. Post the CATCH CATCH My Healthy Living Commitment sign to share how you model healthy habits. 

Make a point to demonstrate healthy habits in front of students. Let students “CATCH” you…
  • Drinking water instead of sweetened beverages; eating fruits and vegetables at lunch.
  • Post (at least) one picture or video on social media of a nutrition services CATCH MVP engaged in a healthy activity. Use #CATCHMVP.

 

★★  TWO STAR TASK

Introduce CATCH. 

 

★★★  THREE STAR TASK

Decorate your cafeteria with examples of healthy foods and behaviors.

Some ideas:
  • Invite the Art teacher to have students create artwork for the cafeteria.
  • Visit www.ChooseMyPlate.gov for resources and check out the ideas in the Promotion section of the Eat Smart Guidebook.

 

♥  MY HEALTH BOOSTER

Monitor portion distortion. Food portion sizes have increased significantly over the last 20 years. Be “super wise” before you “super size.”

Some ideas...

  • Take the Portion Distortion Quiz
  • Read food labels for portion size.
  • Split meals at restaurants or plan to take half of the meal home.

 

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