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EDUCATION UPDATE May 18, 2010. Nancy Cathey, M.S., R.D. Barbara Berger, M.S., R.D. Expansion of SNAP Fruit and Vegetable Tasting. Addition of 4 new schools Over 8,100 students in 450 classrooms Adding 2 next year Math/Science Night. Vista Middle SNAP ED.

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education update may 18 2010


Nancy Cathey, M.S., R.D.

Barbara Berger, M.S., R.D.

expansion of snap fruit and vegetable tasting
Expansion of SNAP Fruit and Vegetable Tasting
  • Addition of 4 new schools
  • Over 8,100 students in 450 classrooms
  • Adding 2 next year
  • Math/Science Night
middle school tasting lessons snap ed
Middle School Tasting Lessons SNAP -Ed
  • 7 Lessons (citrus, sweet potato, salad greens, berries, melons, dried fruits, and tomatoes)
  • Ready to pilot next year (Lynn)
las cruces high snap ed
Las Cruces High SNAP - Ed


  • FACS class teaches Health Classes
  • Seniors teach Freshmen
  • 3 Tasting lessons (Fruits, Grains, Vegetables)

Bulldog Broadcasting

  • Nutrition Minutes
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FUEL UP to PLAY 60! Dairy Max

Lynn participated this year

  • Kick 0ff in October
  • Student facilitated “Brain Breaks” over PA system during each afternoon
  • Flag Football tournament – lunch time
  • Healthy snack tastings
  • 5th out of 250 schools in NM

Camino Real applying

game on action for healthy kids
GAME ONAction for Healthy Kids

Mesilla Elementary

  • School Based SHAC started
  • President’s Council on Physical Fitness
  • International Cooking experiences run by teachers (with parents)
food play nmsu cooperative extension
FOOD PLAYNMSU Cooperative Extension
  • Assembly style
  • Emmy Award Winning Play about healthy eating and exercise
  • Performed at Sunrise and Loma Heights
performance at sunrise
Performance at Sunrise
  • “My kids loved the Food Play, they keep talking about it and when my partner teacher drinks her Dr. Pepper, the kids keep saying “remember 10?!””

Maricela Rincon 4th SR

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Performance at Sunrise

“It was a perfect wrap

up of all the information we had discussed during our fruit and vegetable tasting this school year. It reinforced everything I had taught my students!”

Jennifer Coon, 2nd LH

take 10 fall 2010 dept of health healthy kids las cruces and mesilla elementary
Take 10! Fall 2010Dept of Health/Healthy Kids Las Cruces and Mesilla Elementary
  • Incorporates exercise and nutrition into core subjects through 10 minutes breaks each day for 50 minutes a week
  • Evidence Based
  • Teacher training on August 12, 2010
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Marathon Kids- Fall 2010Blue Cross/ Blue Shield and Dell
  • Goal – Each student walks 26.2 miles during 6 months
  • All elementary schools
  • PE Administered (tracks student progress)
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2010-11 School MenuLCPS Nutrition Services, Shamrock, Mesilla Valley Cowbells, NM Ag in the Classroom
  • Theme “Agriculture in the Mesilla Valley”
  • Artwork competition among elementary students – Money awards, hung at Southern NM State Fair and featured in menu calendar
  • Each student gets meal menus as a calendar for whole school year
professional development day cdc lcps district nutrition advisory council
Professional Development DayCDC, LCPS District Nutrition Advisory Council
  • Theme “Incorporating Nutrition and Exercise into Core Curriculum”
  • Saturday, January 23, 2010
  • 137 Teachers, EAs, and Nurses attended
  • 6.5 hours of continuing education credit
pd day continued
PD Day (continued)


  • Teaching Math w/ Classroom Cooking
  • Media Literacy and Health
  • School Gardens/ Math
  • Web-Based Games
  • Use Movement to Teach Core Curriculum
  • Physical Activity and the Built Environment
  • Participatory Media Development