Tips for Teachers on Promoting Heathy Eating and Physical Activity in the Classroom

If you need some quick tips on how to make a classroom or other group setting a healthy environment, this is the resource for you! You can find ideas on how to make celebrations healthier, encourage physical activity and several other health promotion tips.

About 30 kids spent their Saturday morning at Project LEAP, a project through NEAD’s Freedom School in Rochester. They learned about Go, Slow, and Whoa foods and then watched magic as a “Go” form of a classic “Whoa” food (ice cream) was created! We whipped up a batch of “One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream” using frozen bananas (and a bit of low-fat milk for creaminess). One kid suggested adding peanut butter or cocoa powder to “make your own healthy ice cream flavors”!

Margaret Liljedahl

Monroe County