Healthy Eating Habits Can be Picked up Quickly

Screen Shot 2016-07-09 at 12.11.13 PMI was thrilled to provide a parent/child wellness event at Hidden Springs Elementary School, just outside of Boise, Idaho.  Some of the parents were concerned about quality of the lunches the kids were eating, and we thought we'd put together a short but informative and fun educational event.

We played a game called Grade that Lunch (which I explain in this post), which the kids enthusiastically participated in.

We then talked about the importance of eating the rainbow, and the kids did an art activity with my 13-year old son, illustrator of the book, Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow.

Here are the slides I went through during the presentation:Hidden_Springs_presentation

And here are some resources I promised following the event (healthy lunchtime recipes!):
2014 Winning Recipes-E Cookbook
2013 Winning Recipes-E-Cookbook
2012 Winning Recipes-E-Cookbook

An important question to ask is:  Are events like these successful in terms of changing behavior?  Here is what a parent had to say just a week after the event:

      -A huge thank you for coming to our community and speaking to everyone.  We learned so much and I can tell you that
your words made an impact on our family for every meal since has been assigned points.  Both girls actively bring it up
on their own, it is amazing to see!  -Adam Cuneo, Dad

Here are some more pictures from the event:
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