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1. Teach Students Mark Your
Calendar

Be sure to mark your calendars for these events, actions and campaigns throughout the school year.

2014-15 Nutrition Education
Action Plan Calendar

August
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
May

 

August

Create a healthy classroom environment.

Go to "Create a
Healthy Classroom"

Plan nutrition lessons for the year by reviewing nutrition curricula.

Go to "Teach a Lesson"

Harvest of the Month

Stuff an avocado with shrimp or slice one up on your salad.

See complete list of
Harvest of the Month Newsletters

September

Have families submit Lunch Meal application forms.

All families should fill out a lunch application, regardless of  qualification status. Ask school secretary for meal application.

Harvest of the Month

Enjoy a crisp nutritious apple.

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Harvest of the Month Newsletters

October

Participate in Walk to School Day (Month)

October 8, 2014
Visit San Francisco Safe Routes to School website

Celebrate National Food Day

October 24, 2014
Create a staff salad: everyone brings their favorite fresh vegetable making it a festive meal.
Visit the National Food Day website

Celebrate a candy-less, fruit filled Halloween

October 31, 2014
Plan ahead for a classroom party. Pass out the Halloween handout to families
English | Chinese | Spanish (pdfs)

Harvest of the Month

Enjoy some creamy and delicious butternut squash soup.

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Harvest of the Month Newsletters

November

Distribute to families healthy Thanksgiving Day food ideas.

Get healthier food choice ideas

Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Check in with parents/caregivers regarding general student health and identify specific concerns related to nutrition and physical activity:
Parent/Teacher Conference Nutrition Check In

Harvest of the Month

Spread ripe persimmon on whole grain toast.

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Harvest of the Month Newsletters

December

Cook a holiday meal with students or send home a healthy recipe. Get ideas in our Cook with Students section.

Harvest of the Month

Cook up a batch of spinach and kale, top with shelled pistachios.

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Harvest of the Month

 

January

Harvest of the Month

Citrus: After your daily walk around the park, enjoy a refreshing orange!

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Harvest of the Month Newsletters

 

February

February is Physical Activity Month!

Celebrate by conducting daily & weekly activities with your class & for personal wellness!
Sample Physical Activity Calendar

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Parent conferences

Check in with parents/caregivers regarding general student health and identify specific concerns related to nutrition and physical activity:
Parent/Teacher Conference Nutrition Check In
Harvest of the Month

Slice different colored beets, sprinkle with goat cheese, and toss with olive oil and basalmic vinegar for a nutritious and colorful salad. Beets are brain food!

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Harvest of the Month Newsletters

 

March

March is Nutrition Education Month!

Celebrate by conducting daily and weekly activities with your class!
Sample Nutrition Activity Calendar

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Harvest of the Month

Whip up some fresh and creamy pea soup, top with a spoonful of plain greek yogurt.

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Harvest of the Month Newsletters

April

Standardized Testing

Pass out healthy breakfast handout to remind parents of proper nutrition and adequate sleep for testing.
Healthy Breakfast Ideas:
English | Chinese | Spanish  (pdfs)

Participate in Bike to School Week

Visit Bike to School Day website

Harvest of the Month

Dip fresh carrot sticks in yummy hummus!

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Harvest of the Month Newsletters

 

May

Screen Free Week

May 5-11, 2014
Visit Screen Free Week website

ReThink Your Drink Week

Learn more about Rethink Your Drink

Harvest of the Month

Mix fresh strawberries, blueberries and blackberries in a bowl and enjoy!

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Harvest of the Month Newsletters

 

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