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  1. CHILDREN ADOPT HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Judy Huffaker, M.A., R.D. Alhambra Unified School District Nutrition Network

  2. Alhambra Unified School DistrictNutrition Network • California Nutrition Network: • Promoting nutrition education • and physical activity • Principal funding provided by USDA’s Food Stamp Program, an equal opportunity provider, helping limited income Californians buy more nutritious foods for a healthier diet.

  3. Alhambra Unified School District • Located in Los Angeles County, California • Services 160 pre kindergarten, 7,408 Grades K-8, 5,477 Grades 9-12 students • Eligibility requirements for CA Nutrition Network funding at school sites is the presence of 50%+ of students on free and/or reduced meal program 66% qualify at elementary schools 63% qualify at high schools • Ethnic Population 47% Asian Pacific Islander, 43% Hispanic, 10% White, 2% Other

  4. How do children adopt healthy lifestyles? 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 home Challenges

  5. First steps… Buildinga collaborative partnership with… School administrators Cafeteria managers Teachers Parents and students

  6. Connecting classrooms to cafeterias

  7. Involving community partners

  8. Physical Activity Promotions *SPARK = Sports, Play & Active Recreation For Kids *Staff Development

  9. Students Pound The Pavement With Community Partners During Walk To School Week

  10. Nutrition OlympicsKindergarten and 1st Graders Building mighty muscles Pass the pea relay Potato sack hop

  11. Staff Development Staff development provides support for educators and resources to integrate nutrition education into core curriculum. Nutrition education provided by…

  12. Harvest of the Month Tool Kitwww.harvestofthemonth.com Introducing a new produce each month encourages students to explore and taste fruits & vegetables!

  13. Cooking in the Classroom Provides students with a unique opportunity to experience hands-on preparation of healthy snacks.

  14. VIVA! School Gardens Program

  15. Explorations From The Garden

  16. Nutrition Advisory Councils (NAC) Building student leadership to promote healthy options with peers.

  17. Students mentor to others about making healthy choices

  18. Parent Nutrition Education

  19. Does this all make a difference?

  20. School Sites Promote Healthy Lifestyles

  21. STUDENTS PROMOTING FRESH FRUITS! “I’ve never had cantaloupe until today!”

  22. “Smoothies are easy to make and only require a few ingredients! Fresh strawberry smoothies are our favorite!”

  23. “Students of all ages are reading labels and drinking 100% juice!” “Students are more willing to try new fruits and vegetables.”

  24. Classroom Parties Take On A New Look

  25. School sites support nutrition education… “Fruit parties reinforces nutrition education taught in the classroom.”

  26. As We Plant The Seeds For Healthy Kids…

  27. Imagine The Possibilities!

  28. Website: www.ausdnutrition.com CHILDREN ADOPT HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Judy Huffaker, M.A., R.D. Alhambra Unified School District Nutrition Network 15 W. Alhambra Road, Alhambra, California 91801 huffaker_judy@alhambra.k12.ca.us