Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a child’s daily diet as they provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients for good health. Yet, one quarter of school-age children do not touch vegetables and over one third will eat no fruit during the course of a day.
Help students in your school develop a love for nature’s fast food, by celebrating fruits and vegetables during Apple Crunch on October 24, 2016, and Go for the Greens on March 17, 2017.
Physical Activity & Education Events
The Institute of Medicine recommends that children expend 50 percent of their daily energy while in school. Support your school’s efforts to make every day and active day by taking advantage of lessons and activities, events, and programs designed to help students meet the recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate activity and develop activity habits for life. Celebrate physical fitness during Walk to School day on October 5, 2016, and Move it Outside on May 4, 2017.