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  • Eating Healthy

    What does eating healthy mean to you?

  • Eating Healthy

  • Eating Healthy

  • School Based Nutrition Education Schools can reach all children and adolescents.Schools provide opportunities for children to practice good eating habits.Schools can address peer related issues that affect eating habits.Teachers can use their instructional skills, and food service staff can offer their knowledge to nutrition education programs at your school. Improve the eating behaviors and health of youth and adults involved.

  • The Need for School Based Nutrition Programs

  • To prevent iron deficiency , you should eat sufficient amounts of foods high in iron and vitamin C.

    Iron Deficiency www.googleimages/ironmanwww.googleimages/highironfoods.

  • Obesity and Eating Disorders Obesity can lead to serious health problems including poor peer relationships and lowself-esteem.

  • Dental Caries (cavities) Pain Expensive TreatmentTooth Loss www.googleimages.

  • Starting Here

  • What Do You Need www.googleimages/

  • Lets Get Lunch

  • Lets Get Lunch!

  • Promoting Healthy Eating In The Classroom

  • Nutrition and Physical Fitness

  • Being Physically Fitwww.googleimages/

  • School Fitness/ActivitiesCheerleading DanceGymnastics RunningSoccerSwimmingWalking/Hiking Football

  • Ideas For Activities

  • Lets Get It Started!Ask your friends, teachers, counselors, principals, and community leaders to help promote creating a healthy school. Set up meetings with community leaders to get funding for this program in your schools.Take control and go out to your local food markets and farmers for their support.

  • Working Together

  • Questions Please??I can be contacted at , for more information or ways to start your journey to creating a healthy school full of nutrition and exercise.

    Thank You !!!

  • References

    Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2005:

    Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) and Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs). Links to all guidelines and reports.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (1997). Guidelines for school and community programs to promote lifelong physical activity among young people. MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY WEEKLY REPORTS, 46(No. RR-6), 1-36.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Preventing obesity and chronic diseases through nutrition and physical activity. 2005. Available at factsheets/Prevention/pdf/obesity.pdf. Accessed May 26, 2006.

  • References Continued

    Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework, Connecticut State Department of Education, 2006:

    Moving into the Future: National Physical Education Standards, 2nd Edition, National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2004:

    Pate, R. R., Pratt, M., et al. (1995). Physical activity and public health: A recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine. JAMA, 273(5), 402-407.

  • Good Morning students, teachers, principals, parents, district leaders, staff of Maryland Public and Charter schools, and invited guest from local farms and and community markets. My name is Berneatta Whitlock, and I am a candidate for the Masters in Public Health at Walden University. Today it has become more and more of a problem dealing with obesity rates and children being diagnosed with Type II diabetes before the age of 30. I am here today to talk about why it is important to improve your schools nutrition environment through nutrition education and healthy food options. The goal is to encourage the kind of life-long healthy eating habits that students will carry into adulthood. In addition, we will talk about the importance of creating a school environment that emphasizes active lifestyles with quality physical activities, physical education, and wellness education. * Today I want to talk about why it is important for you to eat healthy meals at school and why it is important to stay fit. I know when I was growing up lunch was the the best part of the school day, and my friends and I couldnt wait to talk and eat. By a show of hands how many of you know what it means to eat healthy? Ok, I want to ask two volunteers to tell us what it means to eat healthy. Thank you. Many kids your age believe that eating healthy means you have to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Yes you should eat breakfast lunch, and dinner, but eating healthy also involves eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy. Does anyone know what nutrients you should get from a health diet? I will give you a hint: there are six. *Good Job! These six nutrients are proteins, carbohydrates, water, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Proteins are very important nutrients that help build muscles, organs, and glands. You also need proteins to repair parts of your body that get damaged, so you can keep working hard in school.Carbohydrates a.k.a. carbs gives your cells energy. There are two kinds of carbs: sugars and starches. Water, water, water! Water not only keeps you hydrated but the water in your blood carries food to all parts of your body. Fat: there are two types of fats that we eat, unsaturated fats that we get from plants and fish, and saturated fats that come from animal foods and diary foods. Fats are like cushions that help protect organs. Vitamins and minerals boost your immune system, promote normal growth, and is vital to your development. *Your body is like a car, you have to put fuel into it if you want it to keep running!!*School is were you all spend most of your day. More than one half of students in this country eat one or their three major meals in school. Thats why schools should provide opportunities for you to engage in healthy eating habits, where you are supported by adults, like teachers and food service staff. In addition to having support, you learn about the relationship between being social and eating, and how social eating can help discourage behaviors that lead to eating disorders. *Today children and adolescents like yourselves decide what they are going to eat with little or no adult supervision. How many of you can agree with me? I have a question for two volunteers, how many meals do you prepare for yourself without help from an adult? Ok, another problem is that our choices include convenience foods, for example fast foods which are not particularly healthy. So lets look at some of the health problems associated with not eating healthy. Obesity is a growing concern among children like yourselves*Iron deficiency is is the most common cause of anemia in the United States. If you dont have enough iron in your blood, your body doesnt get enough oxygen. Foods high in iron and vitamin C are broccoli and oranges. * Approximately 4.7 million youths in the United States between the ages of 6-17 are seriously overweight (CDC, 1997). Obesity can lead to social issues, like being excluded from peer groups, which can make people feel bad about themselves. Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia can delay your growth and lead to other serious health complications. *Tooth decay is the most common health problems caused by poor nutrition. It affects 50% of young people ages 5-17. Do you know how much time is lost due to dental problems in people your age? Volunteers? More than 50 million hours of school time are lost a year! Dental caries can result in pain, expensive treatment and tooth loss. To avoid getting dental caries you should avoid a lot of sugary foods like candy, and brush and floss teeth regularly. *So, where do you start? Does anyone have an idea? Yes, right here in school. Your school can get you started on a healthy path by providing low-fat, low-sodium foods that taste good, while helping you establish healthy eating habits. The Healthy School Lunch Campaign says that most schools are serving food that is too rich in saturated fat and cholesterol and too low in fiber. By offering more nutritious lunches your school cafeteria can help you stay fit by contributing to healthy eating and active living. *Ok, lets take a look at this wonderful tool called a food pyramid. A food pyramid helps us make healthy food choices, while in school and at home. We will work from the bottom to the top. The bottom group is your grains, breads, cereals, and pastas. These foods are your carbohydrates, which are important in providing you with energy. The next groups is your vegetable and fruit groups that are rich in nutrients and are a great source in providing vitamin A, and vitamin C. Your dairy group provides proteins, vitamins, and minerals, especially calcium for strong bones. Remember not to eat a lot of cheese and ice cream, because they are high in fat. Next is your beans, eggs, lean meat, and fish group. This group supplies protein, iron and zinc. Choose lean meant dry beans, because they are lowest in fat. Last and definitely least in providing nutrition is your fats, oils ,and sweets. This group is