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Nutrition

 

Nutrition Education

Teaching nutrition empowers children with knowledge and skills to make healthy food and beverage choices throughout their life. Nutrition education can be taught throughout the school day and year.


Classroom Learning:

  • Health Education Classroom Kits: More about the kits HERE
  • Online Resource Libraries for Families and Teachers: MyPlate and Eat Right
  • Eat the Rainbow: Track Your Food Colors HERE and HERE
  • Drink Water: Lesson, Facts and Activities HERE


School Gardens:

  • School garden programs can increase students’ nutrition knowledge, willingness to try fruit and vegetables, and positive attitudes about fruits and vegetables.
  • Learn more about Jeffco School Gardens HERE


Get In the Kitchen (at school and at home):

  • Get Cooking With MyPlate: Recipes, Videos, and Health Tips to share with families HERE
  • Cooking Matters: Bring a Cooking Matters program to your school. Learn more HERE
  • Healthy Snacks at Home and School HERE and HERE


Empowering Students:

  • Start a Student-Led Healthy School Team to promote nutrition and lead healthy activities and campaigns. Get started and learn more HERE.

 

JEffco Allergy Guidelines

Check out the new Allergy Handbook to learn about addressing life-threatening allergies in Jeffco Public Schools.
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