It's back to school time again, so when planning meals and snacks, teach young children about making healthy choices by explaining how "grow-and-go" foods will help them feel good and have fun at school. Grow-and-go foods are foods high in complex carbohydrates, good sources of protein, include vitamins and minerals and a moderate amount of fat.
Here are some quick and easy ideas courtesy of the Defense Commissary Agency for lunch and snacks that are grow-and-go foods:
DoDEA highly values the health and well-being of every staff member and plans and implement activities and policies that support personal efforts by staff to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Each district/school establishes and maintains a staff wellness committee.
Staff wellness programs provide opportunities for the school faculty to engage in a wide variety of leisure time physical activities geared to adult interests and fitness readiness as well as nutrition education, physical fitness education, stress management and weight management.
DoDEA Health and Wellness Program
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400