Friday Links: 3 Healthy School Ideas That I Love
|April 12, 2013||Posted by Stacy under Food education, School wellness programs|
It’s been a crazy week with many exciting developments—including my twins’ 5th birthday yesterday (yessss, we made it to 5!!!). In addition to concocting birthday magic, I have been busy helping out with the Food & Fun classes at my son’s elementary school. I joined a food co-op and placed my first order for veggies and other locally produced edibles. And in a truly amazing turn of events, I discovered and teamed up with a new local school food action group that is aiming to bring Farm to School and school garden education to our local schools. Big stuff!
All these projects left little time for blogging. I plan to get back at it next week with details on those Food & Fun classes and more. In the meantime, I’m sharing some healthy school ideas that I happened upon this week and have fallen in love with:
1. A fifth-grade science project that involves a blind taste test on foods colored with artificial versus natural dyes (from the Facebook page of Spoonfed: Raising Kids to Think About the Food They Eat)
3. An organization called First Bites that is helping early childcare centers (and the families that use them) teach preschoolers about healthy eating through interactive cooking lessons, nutrition education and increased exposure to fresh fruits and veggies.
Hope you find these stories as inspiring as I do!
If you know of a cool school program or organization that promotes food education and/or healthy eating, I’d love to know about it! Please leave the details in the comments section or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.