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The Importance Of

Nutrition Education

Nutritional education gives students the opportunity to build healthy, life-long eating habits, learn important food skills, and develop a healthy relationship with food. With the guidance of a great nutrition education program, children can learn these valuable healthy lifestyle habits while they’re young, carrying them through the rest of their lives.

The benefits of developing nutrition and food literacy skills are endless. However, with the lack of nutrition education programs, these skills are still not being practiced enough—leaving children unable to develop critical healthy eating habits.

STATISTICS SHOW:

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diets high in fibre & fat

On average, 40% of the daily calories that children and adolescents consume come from added sugars and solid fats. [2]

Not Enough Fruits & Veggies

Over 90% of children and adults do not meet their total daily vegetable intake recommendations. [3]

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Student health is strongly linked to their academic success, and the academic success of students is strongly linked with their health. Therefore, helping students stay healthy is a fundamental part of the mission of schools. [4]

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Citations:
  1. Hard, A., Uno, C., & Koch, P. A. (2015). The importance of nutrition education in the 2015 child nutrition reauthorization.
  2. Hard, A., Uno, C., & Koch, P. A. (2015). The importance of nutrition education in the 2015 child nutrition reauthorization. Retrieved from Teachers College Columbia University website.
  3. Krebs-Smith, S. M., Guenther, P. M., Subar, A. F., Kirkpatrick, S. I., & Dodd, K. W. (2010). Americans do not meet federal dietary recommendations. The Journal of Nutrition, 140(10), 1832-1838.
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2011). School health guidelines to promote healthy eating and physical activity. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Recommendations and Reports, 60(5), 1-76.