Go Wild with Whole Grains!
Go Wild with Whole Grains! is a comprehensive program that encourages students in grades 3-5 to eat more whole grains and become more physically active. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, only 4% of youth ages 6-12 eat more than three servings daily. Poor nutrition affects students' energy level, ability to learn, and school attendance, and may lead to obesity and chronic disease.
Through this program:
- Students will increase preference for and knowledge of whole grains.
- Students will expand the variety of whole grains they eat.
- Students’ families will prepare and eat more fruits and vegetables at home.
- Students will participate in physical activity while learning about the importance of daily exercise as a part of good health. (Held your children and/or students Go Wild about physical activity.)
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Other Recommended Resources
The Power of 3: Get Healthy with Whole Grain Foods — School-based curriculum designed to increase intake of whole foods by 3rd-6th grade students.
Keeping Kids from Falling Short: Introducing Whole Grain Foods in the School Cafeteria — Lesson for school foodservice that guides staff toward adding more whole grains to the school menu.
Healthy Schools — Resources for creating a healthy food environment at your school.
Healthy Eating: Kids and Teens — Excel at school and keep up with your friends by fueling up with smart choices.
Active Living: Kids and Teens — Resources to cut down on screen time and get more physical activity.
Training for School Foodservice Professionals — Workshops on serving fruit and vegetables, increasing whole grains, and lowering sodium in your cafeteria.
Educational Tools — Activities and lesson plans for nutrition educators, teachers, and others interested in healthy education and increasing physical activity.