Whole Nutrition Ideas and Resources

Developing good habits of nutrition is a fundamental life skill that schools can help build and support.


  1. Teacher invites a local chef to prepare a dish for and with the students.
  2. Students are exposed to new foods and fresh produce through food tasting and projects.
  3. Your school's wellness policy sets guidelines on the foods and drinks that students bring from home.
  4. Foods from outside food establishments are limited or prevented unless it is a classroom event or celebration.
  5. Healthy snack and lunch ideas are provided to parents with handouts and in the school publications.
  6. Students explore nutritional values of food and nutrition lost in processing as an integrated STEM project.
  7. The school has a policy that no carbonated drinks we be allowed on campus except for events or celebrations.
  8. Food related classroom rewards are limited or prohibited.
  9. The students participate in developing a Healthy Lunch Day or event.
  10. Field trips to local farms, small food producers and farmer markets are a regular part of the school programming.
  11. Students are engaged in food production as a regular part of the curriculum
  12. Students prepare a meal from local foods for a school celebration and for community partners.
  13. A food fair where students share multi-disciplinary projects they've created about food is held and open to the community.

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