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Healthy Schools Raise Healthy Kids

HEALTHY SCHOOLS A RAISE HEALTHY KMT KIDS THE HEALTHY, HUNGER-FREE KIDS ACT establishes strong nutrition policies for child nutrition programs. Many of these policies foster healthier school environments for kids, provide a variety of nutritious foods to millions of children nationwide and prepare them to be productive students. Registered dietitian nutritionists play an integral role in leading these and other programs that improve children's health. FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAMS 44% $5,000,000 of public school districts have initiated a Farm to School program PER YEAR is awarded in grants from the USDA to connect providing students with more fruits and vegetables while supporting the local economy. schools with local food producers. SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM* OVER 12,900,000 KIDS participated daily in the program in 2012. OVER 10,100,000 of those participants received free or reduced-price meals. SCHOOL YEAR: IMPLEMENTED CHANGES TO PROGRAM: • More whole grains offered • Zero grams trans fat per portion 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 • More fruit offered • Reduction in sodium BENEFITS OF A HEALTHY BREAKFAST Eating breakfast is linked to: • Better academic performance and test scores 2+2x (10-3) • Improved nutrition • Healthier weight • Better memory 146÷ 12 NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM* Public and private schools and child care institutions served: Kids receiving nutritionally-balanced lunches every day: 100,000 31,000,000+ School menus feature increased fruit, vegetable and whole grain offerings, and a gradual reduction of sodium through 2023. ENTER SMART SNACKS 40% Smart snacks are healthy options with less sugar, fat and salt. Nutrient requirements for smart snacks: of students E bought and ate 1 or CHIPS NUTRIENT: RECOMMENDED SNACK SERVING: more snacks at school. CALORIES 200 or less 68% SODIUM 230 mg or less of students bought and consumed at least 1 sugary drink. TRANS FAT 0 g IMPACT ON EXERCISE PERFORMANCE Meals and snacks served at school provide the nutrition to fuel active kids! Adequate food and fluid consumed before, during and after physical activity helps maximize athletic performance and improve recovery time. eat Academy of Nutrition right. and Dietetics *Programs are based on Dietary Guidelines for Americans. SOURCES: USDA Food and Nutrition Service: www.fns.usda.gov Child Obesity 180: http://childobesity 180.org/breakfast-effect American College of Sports Medicine: www.acsm.org Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: www.andjrnl.org www.eatright.org

Healthy Schools Raise Healthy Kids

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The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act establishes strong nutrition policies for child nutrition programs. Many of these policies foster healthier school environments for kids, provide a variety of nutriti...

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