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HealthierUS School Challenge

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Recognizing Excellence in Nutrition and Physical Activity


Our school's goal is to improve the health of our children by promoting a healthier school environment by improving the quality of the foods served by:


1.  improving the quality of the foods served,


2.  provide students with nutrition education,


3.  provide students with physical education and opportunities for physical education.


What is a serving?


fruit handfuls


A serving is about a handful – the hand shows how to measure servings.  Everyone uses their own hand to measure their servings.  This means a serving for an adult is a lot bigger than a serving for a small child.



Cooking tips


1. Always wash and dry your hands thoroughly before cooking.


2. Check all the listed ingredients - get them out ready to start cooking.


3. Wash all vegetables and fruit before you use them


4. Make sure you have all the right sized pans, baking tins and other containers needed.


5. Set the oven to the required temperature and preheat


6. Get a grown up to help you with tricky recipes involving sharp knives and hot surfaces.


7. Always wear oven gloves when using hot pans, baking trays.


8. Clean utensils and scrub cutting boards after use. Use a different cutting board for raw and cooked food


for more info visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/healthierus/index.html


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