As school food service providers, we believe that we have the power to positively influence the habits of a child’s eating habits. We start by providing wholesome and nutritious food every day and encouraging students to try new things through taste testing and cafeteria contests. We fortify these behaviors with our “Eat Smart, Play Hard” presentation given to all 4th graders. Site Managers and Nutrition Specialists deliver presentations, prepare food presentations, and play games with the audience. One game example is where the students have to name what each fruit and vegetable in a basket and determine if it is a fruit or a vegetable. Many educators request multiple presentations for younger and older audiences because the classes are so fun and educational.
The featured image of this article is fruit cups from one of our recent presentations!