March is National Nutrition Month®

Kids can practice better eating habits when schools provide healthy foods. Learn what schools can do to promote the nutritious foods that are served.

Educate Families about school meal programs. Schools play an important role in shaping lifelong healthy eating habits by offering nutritious meals through federal child nutrition programs 

Encourage Students to Start Their Day with School Breakfast. Healthy students are better learners.  

Give Students Enough Time to Eat School Meals. Whether school meals are served in the cafeteria or classrooms, it’s important for students to have enough time to eat, connect with peers, and enjoy their meal. 

Promote Healthy Eating Throughout the School Day. Schools can use the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach to promote federal school meal programs and nutritious snacks outside of school meal programs.  

Make Nutrition Education Part of Instruction. Nutrition education empowers children with knowledge and skills to make healthy food and beverage choices. 

Click here to read the entire CDC article.