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Healthy "Taste It Tuesdays"

Asa Kelly,   Betsie Valley School
Access to Healthy Foods
Healthy "Taste It Tuesdays"

Every Tuesday from December to May we did a monthly focus on making healthy choices. Monthly focuses included grains, vegetables, fruits, protein, and dairy. Students heard daily fun facts about the topic of the month during morning announcements. The local MSU extension office rep came in to do lessons with the kids prior to the tastings. Every student was able to try new foods and then vote on their favorite.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Students now make better choices each day, and have good conversations about food and what different foods do for your body to help feel better.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We did a different focus every month, and as students became more comfortable with the program, this day was the highlight of lunch every month. Kids truly looked forward to see what they would be able to taste on Taste It Tuesdays!