New wellness policy requirements include Nutrition promotion as a key component of policies. Nutrition promotion provides the opportunity to expand nutrition messages and education beyond the classroom and to create fun, engaging, and meaningful strategies. You may not think you have time to dedicate to nutrition education, but if you think outside the box, the options are endless!
Some of our favorite promotional strategies are:
- Incorporating nutrition into all areas of curriculum (math, science, language, etc.)
- Using the morning announcements or school newspaper to share nutrition information
- Special Promotions or monthly themes
- Partner with Foodservice to pick a theme of the week — i.e. "Crazy Cranberry Week"
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For more resources on Nutrition Promotion: