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Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness

Program Contact: Karen Barale, WA State EFNEP Coordinator, County SNAP-Ed and EFNEP
(253) 798-3262 • kbarale@wsu.edu

 

Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness is a nutrition curriculum for 3-5th graders developed by Cornell University & Cooperative Extension. The overall goals of Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness are to engage youth in activities that encourage healthy eating and active play. Lessons contain non-competitive active games, label reading, group discussion and some food sampling. One parent newsletter is distributed with each lesson.

 

The curriculum supports key messages of the 2016 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and targets the following behavior goals:

  • Replace sweetened drinks with low-fat milk and waterchoose-health
  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
  • Make at least half your grains whole grains
  • Enjoy your food, but eat less and avoid oversized portions
  • Play actively 60 minutes a day
  • Limit screen time to two hours or less a day