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Nutrition Resources for Parents

Nutrition Resources for Parents

Parents play a critical role in shaping lifestyles for learning and serve as role models to their children. A number of health, wellness, and nutrition resources are available to help parents adopt active lifestyles and model healthy behaviors themselves.

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The School Garden Program supports DC schools in developing and maintaining school gardens while providing many opportunities for parents to become involved in their child’s education. One thing parents can do is to form or join a school garden committee. By forming a committee parents, along with community members and other interested members can ensure that their school garden is maintained and fully utilized. If your school does not have a garden, speaking with your school’s administration is the first step towards implementing a school garden program. Get some ideas about what to say when approaching your school’s administration, or follow the links below to learn more about how you can become involved in school gardens:

Healthy School Fundraisers

Bake sales and pizza parties may have proven popular in the past, but selling junk food in schools sends the wrong message about health and nutrition. Healthier alternatives are practical and profitable. Examples of healthy fundraisers can include: car washes, photo calendar sales, and spirit days, to name a few!

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