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Child Nutrition Services

Nutrition and Fitness Teacher Resource Center

Many children are flunking healthy eating

  • Only 2 percent of students are meeting all the recommendations of the USDA Dietary Guidelines; 16 percent do not meet any
  • Less than 15 percent of school children eat the recommended servings of fruit
  • Less than 20 percent eat the recommended servings of vegetables
  • About 25 percent eat the recommended servings of grains
  • Only 30 percent consume the recommended milk group servings
  • Only 19 percent of girls ages 9 to 19 meet the recommended intakes for calcium
  • Only 16 percent of school children meet the guidelines for saturated fat

The Consequences are Troubling

  • Childhood obesity is a national epidemic, likely to result in earlier onset and increased prevalence of disease
  • The percentage of young people who are overweight has more than doubled in the past 30 years
  • Unhealthy eating and physical inactivity are causes of obesity and chronic disease, resulting in at least 300,000 deaths each year
  • Poor nutrition associated with heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, alone, now costs $71 billion a year


teacher video

5 Minute Activities from Learning ZoneXpress are quick, easy, and effective activities to fill extra minutes of class time. These short activities can be used to introduce lessons, reinforce earlier learning, or used as conclusions to lessons. Each activity can be a creative and fun learning experience for students. Activity is calculated to last less than 10 minutes.

Elementary School Middle Schools
Breakfast Counts - Healthy Meals 5 Min. Activity Breakfast Basics - Balancing Nutrients


Grade School Middle School High School
Building a Healthy Me K Activity & Eating
Healthy Choices, Healthy Me 1-2 Calcium! Did you get it? Empowering Youth
Nutrition Pathfinder 3-5 The power of Choice The New Food Label
Food Safety K-3 Exercise Your Options Food Safety 9-12
Food Safety 4-8  Food Risk: Perception vs. Reality


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