UC CalFresh partnered with the UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research to provide nutrition education to 7th graders who are on track to become medical professionals at the Spring 2016 Health Education and Leadership Conference, held on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at Sunnyside High School.
The UC CalFresh team reviewed MyPlate and its role in helping us make healthy food choices, then dove right into fast food. Fast food is part of our culture, but participants learned that making healthy choices while eating out is possible.
Nutrition Coordinator Kristi Sharp and Nutrition Educator Consuelo Cid review the benefits of whole grains during their MyPlate introduction.
Nutrition Coordinator Shawna Rogers explains that choosing ketchup or mustard over mayonnaise is one way to reduce fat while eating out.
The students and parents battled it out during Fast Food Frenzy, a trivia game crossed with Tic-Tac-Toe that tested their new knowledge about making healthy food choices while dining out.
Our nutrition classes were a hit, and the parents and students left with practical tips to make healthier choices during meal time!