Nutrition For Students

Your body needs nutritious foods to grow and stay healthy, so make sure you take care of your body by eating the right food and getting plenty of exercise. Whether you are grabbing breakfast before school or choosing a snack after sports practice, now is time to start learning to make healthy choices. Your body and brain need healthy fuel to perform, to learn, to grow, and to ward off illness and disease. You will look better, feel better and do better in school and at play.

Develop the healthy eating habits today that will last a lifetime. Eat a balanced diet from each of the 5 food groups everyday... Grains, Vegetables, Fruits, Milk and Meat & Beans... and go light on the junk!

You are what you eat, so make smart choices!

The US Surgeon General says that fifteen percent of children between the ages of six and 19 are overweight. This means that 15% of teens are at a risk of arthritis, heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, stroke, high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes. And, another 15 percent are considered at risk of becoming overweight. Additionally, obese teens have a very high probability of becoming obese adults.

Did you know...
  • The average supersized fast-food cheese burger meal with a shake has more calories than you should eat in an entire day!
  • Soda contains no nutritional value providing only empty calories and all of those calories in the form of sugars. And Fast food sodas and shakes are almost triple suggested serving sizes.
  • You should avoid foods with trans fat, they are hazardous to your heart. Foods that contain trans fat are ice cream, cinnamon rolls and fried foods like french fries & onion rings. Foods with trans fat are not allowed in schools.

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