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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

More $ from USDA for fruits and veggies in schools

Good news as we continue our pursuit of healthier children, schools and communities as the USDA announced more money for schools to bring more fruits and veggies. Now I think bringing more food is good, I really think we need to support bigger initiatives that encompass the entire community including the family in raising healthier children.  At AAHPERD I met up with PE guru Dolly Lamdin and she was explaining their UT Elementary School initiative WellNest that does all of the above and recently received some great press. 
Families engage in WellNest Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) Nights where they participate in fitness activities, participate in cooking demos, take nutrition classes and leave with a bag of farm fresh organic vegetables each time. It is our belief that with this support the whole family will work together to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. 



For more info check out:
Website http://www.utelementary.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=123385&type=d&termREC_ID=&pREC_ID=244357
Blog http://blogs.utexas.edu/utes_wellness/
Videos http://www.youtube.com/user/kniper1



Click here to read more from Yahoo: USDA funds more fruits and veggies for school kids

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