In response to mandated wellness policies, a variety of programs are available to assist schools in providing nutrition education to youth. Health fairs, afterschool programming, presentations, cooking demonstrations, and food tastings are just a few examples. Please inquire if you are interested in customized programming for school-aged youth!
Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Video Series
Here at Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, we have been busy working on a series of videos geared towards students in grades K-6 and their families. The goal of this series is to highlight our region’s local agriculture in ways that resonate with children. Click here for a library of cooking videos focusing on local fruits and vegetables, as well as accompanying recipes and valuable tools to use as resources in your work and nutrition initiatives.
An educational, interactive exhibit targeting third graders across Cape Cod. The spring months of March and April are an ideal time to offer this program as it coincides with National Nutrition Month and many other wellness activities offered in our local elementary schools. Body Walk is a wonderful way for students to have fun as they learn about health, nutrition, and physical activity.
Food for Thought is a monthly electronic newsletter with the goal of providing parents of school-aged children and teachers with advice on how to shop for healthy foods, cook nutrient-rich foods, and eat together as a family. Each issue contains an assortment of timely articles, kid-friendly recipes, video clips, and hot tips all contributed by Registered Dietitians.
Click here for newsletter sign up. If you are interested in some of our most recent newsletters please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To encourage other parents at your school/agency to subscribe, please use either the sign-up sheet or add the insert to your website or school newsletter:
Food for Thought Sign-Up Sheet (pdf)
Food for Thought Information Insert (pdf)
Food For Thought Newsletter:
Check back for news on upcoming programs such as Get Fresh! , Show Me Nutrition as well as other resources.
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