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School nutrition environment: Healthy or unhealthy??. LaChaunta Washington. Audience Glynn County school board Parents Teachers Cafeteria employees Coastal Health District. Purpose Improving primary and secondary schools’ nutrition environment Cafeteria Vending machines

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School nutrition environment healthy or unhealthy

School nutrition environment: Healthy or unhealthy??

LaChaunta Washington


School nutrition environment healthy or unhealthy

  • Audience

    • Glynn County school board

    • Parents

    • Teachers

    • Cafeteria employees

    • Coastal Health District

  • Purpose

    • Improving primary and secondary schools’ nutrition environment

      • Cafeteria

      • Vending machines

      • Classroom parties

      • Concession stands


Expected learning outcomes

Expected learning outcomes

Child and adolescent overweight/obesity statistics

Nutrition standards and “healthy” foods

Schools’ role in promoting healthy eating

Tips for helping parents and teachers integrate nutrition into students’ everyday life

Creative ideas for getting students to “like” healthy foods


Overweight obesity statistics

Overweight/Obesity statistics

Inadequate nutrition and lack of physical activity

1963-2006: 13% increase in male and female children ages 6-19

Economic cost: $117 billion in 2000 (Wechsler, McKenna, Lee, & Dietz, 2004, p. 5)

Leads to other health issues: diabetes, high blood pressure/cholesterol, social problems

Overweight children = Overweight adults


School nutrition environment healthy or unhealthy

FOOD PYRAMID


Nutrition standards

Nutrition standards

Caloric expenditure should equal caloric intake

9 servings of fruits and vegetables

Focus on whole grains

Milk keeps bones strong

Meats & beans = proteins = energy


Schools role

Schools’ role

All children will go to school at some point in their lives

“Schools provide opportunities to practice healthy eating.” (CDC, 1996, p. 9)

Coordinated School Health Program


Sample lunch menu

Sample lunch menu

Example 1

Example 2


School nutrition environment healthy or unhealthy

Parents

Teachers

  • Set the example

    • “Show” the child the way

    • Set limits

  • Stop blaming the child

  • Choose health over convenience

    • Cut down on eating out especially fast food

  • Active learning

    • Allow students to taste “healthy” foods

  • Help students own up to eating behaviors

  • Focus on positives


Creative ideas

Creative ideas

Smoothies

Blind testing

Healthy food building

Fast food vs. Healthy food


Further reading

Further reading

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (June 1996). Guidelines for school health programs to promote lifelong healthy eating. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 45(RR-9), pp. 1-41.

  • Georgia Action for Healthy Kids - http://take.actionforhealthykids.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1110&pg=main

  • Making it Happen: School Nutrition Success Stories - http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/MIH/MainPage.aspx

  • Stallings, V. A. & Yaktine, A. L. [Editors]. (2007). Nutrition Standards for Foods in School: Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press.


References

references

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2008). Health, United States, 2008 with special feature on the health of young adults. Retrieved January 4, 2009, from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus08.pdf#076

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (June 1996). Guidelines for school health programs to promote lifelong healthy eating. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 45(RR-9), pp. 1-41.

Power, T. G., Bindler, R. C., Goetz, S., & Daratha, K. B. (Jan. 2010). Obesity prevention in early adolescence. Journal of School Health, 80(1), pp. 13-19. Retrieved January 4, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database.

United States Department of Agriculture. (2009). Inside the pyramid. Retrieved January 6, 2009, from http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/index.html

United States Department of Health and Human Services & Department of Agriculture. (2005). Chapter 5: Food groups to encourage. Dietary Guidelines for Americans [online]. Retrieved January 10, 2009, from http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/html/chapter5.htm

Wechsler, H., McKenna, M. L., Lee, S. M., & Dietz, W. H. (Dec. 2004). The role of schools in preventing childhood obesity. Retrieved January 10, 2009, from http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/physicalactivity/pdf/roleofschools_obesity.pdf


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