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The Nutrition Education Project website is a resource for teachers and staff to support student academic performance through nutrition education and physical activity promotion. Learn more.




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2012-13 FITNESSGRAM data for SFUSD students is now posted in our Get the Facts section. See how they did.

Nutrition and Physical education materials!
The Resource Tub at your elementary school site is full of nutrition education and physical activity promotion materials. Ask your Health Advocate or principal where the resource tub will be located.  Read story for more information | Download materials list (pdf).

Healthy Party Ideas
Leave the candy and sugary snacks out of the classroom and teach students and parents/caregivers about the importance of healthy snacks and being physically active. Healthy party resources.

Attend a Food & Fitness Advisory Committee Meeting The vision of the Food and Fitness Advisory Committee (FFC) is that SFUSD students have healthy appetizing school food and regular physical activity; and know why these are important for their wellbeing, their ability to learn, and their environment. Attend a meeting and contribute to the revisions of the SFUSD Wellness Policy and more. Monthly meetings are from 3:30 to 5:00 PM and are open to the public. Find meeting dates, agendas and more.

Know Families that Need Extra Support Dial 2-1-1 to access hundreds of community services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all in multiple languages. Visit theDial 211 website for more information..



ReThink Your Drink

Be Soda-Free!

How much sugar does the average American consume in a year? More than 100 pounds … which is about quarter of a pound of sugar a day!

You may wonder how it is possible that people consume this much sugar. We are talking about the extra sugar that manufacturers add to food and drinks. Most of the added sugar in our diets comes from sodas and other sweetened beverages. It is time to re-think your drink!

How much sugar is in a 20-ounce soda? Begin by reading the label. There are 65 grams of sugar in a single serving bottle of soda. To calculate the amount of sugar in a teaspoon, take the 65 grams and divide by four.  That equals approximately 17 teaspoons. Would you add 17 teaspoons of sugar to a glass of iced tea or lemonade?

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