Let's Eat Healthy! In The Spotlight
The Let's Eat Healthy! Program, a local name for the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program, has spent the past several months teaching students about food safety and the importance of hand washing. Germie the Germ Bug, a purple colored germ prop with a black light, was used as a hands-on teaching tool.
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Fliers were sent to First Street and Cirby Elementary teachers encouraging those interested to sign up for a food tasting called Let's Take a Taste in their classroom. 32 teachers signed up to participate. Program Representatives went to each classroom; first showing the students raw sweet potato strips and asking if the students knew what they were. Students were then asked to taste and answer six questions. Teachers received a one page fact sheet and recipe for baked sweet potato fries to discuss with students and copy to send home.
doesn’t stop some from bringing these foods to school for a snack....
As a supplement to the Farm to Fork curriculum, Mrs. Kerksieck’s first grade students at Hennessy Elementary School made kale chips. Students cut fresh kale from their school garden and baked them into kale chips for a healthy snack.