Schools do a lot to teach kids good nutrition and provide nutritious school meals. Parents can support school efforts in March—National Nutrition Month—and all year long.
Give kids food for thought. Stress how healthy breakfasts and lunches serve their minds and bodies.
Grow a vegetable. Plant lima beans in a flowerpot. Watch them grow. Or moisten mung beans on a paper towel and watch them sprout.
Have lunch or breakfast with kids at school. See what the meals and atmosphere are like. See if your school needs volunteer lunchroom helpers.
Volunteer to organize a classroom tasting party to introduce students to nutritious foods they might never have tried.
Know what’s for lunch. Get a weekly menu of school meals and discuss all the healthy choices with your kids.
Team up with food service staff. Let them know you value the nutritious meals they provide. Ask how you can support the food service program.
Listen to what your kids are learning at school about good nutrition. Help them use their knowledge at home.
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