Kids Eat Right Month
Each August, the Healthy Eating Committee celebrates Kids Eat Right Month with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2016, we promoted Try Day Friday with tips on how to store, pick and eat the following foods: apples, kale, mangoes, and corn.
Weekly Try Day Friday Food Feature that will be posted to on social media:
Week 1: Purple Carrots – brought to you by K-State Research and Extension Sedgwick County
Week 2: Melon – brought to you by Eat Real America
Week 3: Cauliflower – brought to you by the Greater Wichita YMCA
Week 4: Tomato – brought to you by Health & Wellness Coalition volunteer
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August is Kids Eat Right Month™, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy Foundation’s chance to highlight the fight for our children’s healthy future. Find out how you can get involved!
Lessons Learned from We All Eat
- Knife Skills by Chef Andrew Terronez, Wichita Public Schools
- Active Transportation Alternatives by Geoffrey Kisch, President of Bike Walk Wichita
- Creative Tips for Healthy Eating by Krista Sanderson from Eat Real America
- Eating Healthy on a Budget by Veronica Maples, Nutrition Educator K-State Research and Extension – Sedgwick County
- Kids in the Kitchen by Tammi Krier, Registered Dietitian Greater Wichita YMCA
- Sodium Reduction Tips by Liza Jackson, Nutrition Educator K-State Research & Extension – Sedgwick County
- Healthy Eating Defined by Sarah Oswald, Registered Dietitian Greater Wichita YMCA
- Meal Planning and Intuitive Cooking by Anne Marie de Jong, Registered Dietitian Health & Wellness Coalition volunteer
- How can YOU make a difference? by Claudia Hohnbaum, Registered Licensed Dietitian Health & Wellness Coalition volunteer
Animated Video Series
Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country
bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.
In 2016, the Healthy Eating Committee focused on FOOD WASTE in a four part newsletter series featuring the following themes:
1. Defining the issue. Week One
2. Sell by/Use by, what is food waste? Week Two
3. What can you do to reduce food waste? – Week Three
4. What is being done in the community? – Week Four
Healthy foods are fundamental to good health and community vitality. The food production system — from agricultural production and processing to transportation and marketing — influences our ability to buy healthy foods. The food system impacts employment levels, working conditions, and the quality of air and water.
Healthy people require healthy environments — healthy neighborhoods, schools, childcare centers, and workplaces. All these must be structured in ways that allow everyone to obtain healthy foods easily and affordably and to incorporate physical activity into their daily routines.
- Aisle-by-aisle: Finding the Best Canned Foods
- Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables
- DIY Homemade Salad Dressing
- Melons – Picking, Storing and Eating!
- Use Dry Beans
- Peel Butternut Squash
- Cut an Onion in the Best Way
- Order healthier meals for your worksite
Did you know:
- Emergency Cooking Substitutions part 1
- Emergency Cooking Substitutions Part 2
- How do I Use that Fruit or Vegetable?
- Kid-specific Nutrition Information and Resources
- How Many Calories Do I Need?
- You Can Eat Right For Your Lifestyle
- Get Your Plate in Shape
- 10 Tips to Waste Less Food
- You Can Meet your Nutrition Goals on a Budget
- There is How Much Sugar in that?
- Smart Snacking on the Run
- Keep your Foods Safe
- 5 Tips to Flip Your Fridge…for Health!
- Dining out Healthfully…by Cuisine Type
- Fresh, Frozen or Canned? Which is Better
- How to Read the Nutrition Facts Label
Great tasting, Quick, Easy and Nutritious Recipes: