Nutrition Services Director
Nutrition Education is a key component
to the Omaha Public Schools’ Wellness Policy. Each school year, Nutrition
Services develops and sponsors two major campaigns which the elementary
classroom teachers may participate in. The programs are voluntary and the
teachers sign-up to receive the materials.
Each September, we partner with our
teachers to promote Fruits and Veggies: More Matters.
Classroom activity packets, by grade group, are created for the teachers to use
with their students to help educate them about the importance of fruits and
vegetables. We know children who eat more fruits and vegetables are more
likely to perform better in school. By eating the recommended 2-5
servings a day, children are more likely to maintain a healthy weight, which
means, more confident students.
The theme for September 9-13, 2019 is
“Supersize your Fruits and Vegetables!”.
We asked our students to create an advertisement or a poster showcasing
their favorite fruit or vegetable using the theme. We provide the winning
student's classroom with a fruit and veggie party.
The month of March is National
Nutrition Month. This year, our theme will be “Savor the Flavor!” This
campaign focuses on the importance of nutrition as a key component of good
health, along with physical activity. Activities will be provided during the week to help celebrate National Nutrition Month.