Better nutrition helps students get the nutrients they need and may help improve academic performance. Also, eating breakfast may help students improve their test scores and school attendance. Below you'll find Healthy Eating Plays in four different categories.
Bring on Breakfast
These Plays highlight the fact that eating a nutritious breakfast may help students perform better on tests, improve daily attendance and participate more in class. Designed to help make breakfast foods available outside the cafeteria, these include "grab-n-go" options, picnics, special breakfast events and more.
This set of Plays is based on recommendations by health professionals and authoritative bodies that a pleasant place to eat, appealing signs and foods and time to enjoy friends encourages student participation in school meals and may influence healthier choices in the process. They include ideas from redesigning the menus and brightening up the atmosphere, to seating and scheduling improvements.
Making Nutritious Foods Fun
These Plays provide ways to help students make healthy food choices through nutrition promotion strategies. Simple approaches — like contests — can influence student food choices and may help improve their consumption of nutrient-rich foods.
Try It, You'll Like It
Improving access in schools to good-tasting, student-appealing, nutrient-rich foods from the five food groups can be a great way to change eating habits for the better. These Plays encourage students to try nutritious foods already on the school lunch menu, and new ones that everyone would like to add.