School Nutrition Across MCS
Wellness ProgramIn 2010, Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Sec. 204 of Public Law 111-296), and added new provisions for local school wellness policies related to implementation, evaluation, and publicly reporting on progress of local school wellness policies. Our district's Wellness Policy EEE drives our devotion in getting involved with local communities and programs that promote healthy lifestyles through nutrition education.
Chefs Move to School Program was created under First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's move Campaign to fight childhood obesity. Marietta City Schools is collaborating with local chefs to educate children about fresh food and show them that healthy eating can be fun! If you want to learn more about the Chefs Move to School Program, visit the link below.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL) to empower kids to eat healthier and move movre. Marietta City Schools is dedicated to incorporating more physical activity opportunities in our schools. To learn more and how you can help, viist the link below.
Marietta City Schools is joining the fight against childhood obesity. The Let's Move Campaign was started by First Lady Michelle Obama to combat the epidemic of childhood obesity by creating a healthy start for children, empowering parents and caregivers, providing healthy food in schools, improving access to healthy and affordable foods, and increasing physical activity. To learn more or how you can get involved, check out the link below.
Marietta City Schools has teamed up with Georgia Grown to provide fresh, seasonal, and locally grown fruits and vegetables for our kids. The Georgia Grown program has brought together produces, suppliers, distributors, and retailers in one large community to create sustainability, quality, and integrity. Learn more at www.georgiagrown.com.The Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program is USDA funded to help fight childhood obesity. This program is designed to introduce school age children to a variety of fresh produce that they might have never been exposed to otherwise. Five of Marietta City Schools including Park Street, Lockheed, Sawyer Road, and Hickory Hills will be providing the students with a fresh new fruit or vegetable daily! Nutrition education is part of this grant and it's provided via monthly newsletters to the teachers. If you want to learn more about The Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program, visit www.fns.usda.gov/ffvp .The Alliance for a Healthier Generation was founded by the American Heart Association to reduce the prevalence of obesity by promoting healthy lifestyle changes for generations to come. Four of Marietta City Schools including Marietta High School, West Side ES, Lockheed ES, and A.L. Burruss ES are commited to implementing healthy changes that build upon on another to make a healthier environment for the kids. Check out the link below to learn how to get involved!