Let's Eat Healthy! In The Spotlight
Added May 18, 2012
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.
Added Mar 13, 2012If it's March...it's National Nutrition Month! Celebrate by getting your plate in shape.
Added Jan 13, 2012
Find out how kids in the kitchen can establish new skills, healthy eating habits and have fun. View the new Let's Eat Healthy! is Cooking with Kids video.
Added Jun 16, 2011Let's Take a Taste. Children who try new healthy foods and who are willing to try the food again are more likely to choose these foods again.
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.
Added Feb 2, 2011From Knowledge to Action. The University of California Let’s Eat Healthy! Program has been teaching nutrition in Placer and Nevada County schools since 2001. Through MyPyramid, children learn about the food groups and what different foods do for our bodies. Most will tell you that hot cheetos, candy and soda are at the top of the pyramid and will do nothing to help them grow and be strong. But thisFSNEP particpated in Cirby Elementary's Choosing Healthy Snacks event.
doesn’t stop some from bringing these foods to school for a snack....
Added Jan 14, 2011
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.