CHILDREN ADOPT HEALTHY LIFESTYLES. Judy Huffaker, M.A., R.D. Alhambra Unified School District Nutrition Network. Alhambra Unified School District Nutrition Network. California Nutrition Network: Promoting nutrition education and physical activity
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Judy Huffaker, M.A., R.D.
Alhambra Unified School District Nutrition Network
and/or reduced meal program
66% qualify at elementary schools
63% qualify at high schools
47% Asian Pacific Islander, 43% Hispanic, 10% White,
Where do children spend most of their day?
Look at the school environment
Involve the community and local partners
Nutrition education/physical activity promotion
Taking the messages homeChallenges
Parents and students
*SPARK = Sports, Play &
Active Recreation For Kids
Building mighty muscles
Pass the pea relay
Potato sack hop
Staff development provides support for educators and resources to integrate nutrition education into core curriculum.
Nutrition education provided by…
Introducing a new produce each month encourages students to explore and taste fruits & vegetables!
Provides students with a unique opportunity to experience hands-on preparation of healthy snacks.
Building student leadership to promote healthy options with peers.
“I’ve never had cantaloupe until today!”
“Smoothies are easy to make and only require a few ingredients!
Fresh strawberry smoothies are our favorite!”
“Students are more willing to try new fruits and vegetables.”
“Fruit parties reinforces nutrition education taught in the classroom.”