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Spirit Snack Store Nutrition Check-Up

By
Lynn Preble,   Highland Jr High School
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Access to Healthy Foods
Spirit Snack Store Nutrition Check-Up
The Fuel Up to Play 60 SHAPE Ambassadors from Highland Junior High completed a nutritional guidelines check-up using the Gilbert Local Wellness Policy guidelines for students and the Nutrition Guidelines from the Arizona Department of Education. They chose healthier options such as non-fat yogurt to replace the foods that were noncompliant. They presented their findings to community members, school board member and the food service manager.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

We will train the other students in our club how to use the nutrition calculator from Alliance for Healthier Generation and ask that one of our members is assigned each year to sit on the selection committee for snack foods at school.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

A school board member told us that the choices now are better than candy and we then showed her the label and that it was not a healthier choice.