Click Here to view an article first published in November 2001 regarding Tufts University Study on the benefits of kids who eat oatmeal. Oatmeal is now being offered regularly on D11 breakfast menus where breakfast is served.
The prevalence of obesity has increased dramatically over the last 20 years in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity is associated with various health-related consequences. Obese children and adolescents may experience immediate health consequences and may be at risk for weight-related health problems in adulthood. Colorado Springs School District 11 Food & Nutrition Services is proud to serve healthy, nutrient rich meals to students each day. We are excited to have the opportunity to positively impact the eating habits and health of the students in our district now so that they may reap the benefits for a lifetime. Jamie Humphrey - D11 Dietitian. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html#State
Nutrition Education Resources
o Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten: You can meet core education standards through these ready-to-go lessons that help kindergarteners become food-smart as they practice counting, reading, writing, and more! Fun interactive components, such as learn-to-read storybooks and pictorial recipes, keep kids engaged as MyPlate Nate and Kate help them explore healthy choices. Teacher training materials are also included.
o Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum (Grades 1-6): Serving Up MyPlate integrates nutrition education into core subjects for grades 1-6. These ready-to-go class lessons make it easy for schools to help kids learn about making healthy choices and apply these skills in the cafeteria and at home. Lessons include three original songs, parent handouts in four languages, and the interactive Eat Smart to Play Hard With MyPlate poster.
o Nutrition Voyage: The Quest To Be Our Best (Grades 7-8): Nutrition Voyage: The Quest To Be Our Best takes 7th and 8th grade classes on a journey into school wellness. Each “trek” has opportunities to increase youth engagement through challenges, competitions, and surveys.
o MyPlate SuperTracker (Grades 9-12): Use the SuperTracker to help teens plan, analyze, and track their food choices and physical activity.
Click here to see the library of D11 Menu Nutrition Analysis Reports!