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Lesson Plan Title: School Lunches—an important subject of every child’s day Description: School Nutrition is a topic that people need to be aware of and involved. Research shows that childhood obesity is rising dramatically. Since obese children are very likely to become obese adults, changes need to be made before this poor-lifestyle cycle begins. It is clear that many improvements could be made to children’s eating habits. Many variables come into play that affect the health of children and contribute to obesity. Therefore, the school lunch program should be recognized as a major way to reach America’s children by giving them at least one nutritious balanced meal each day. Nutrition education and physical activity also need to be a part of the equation. These two components need to work with the lunch program to promote a healthy lifestyle. This may sound easy to accomplish, but many people have different viewpoints regarding the school nutrition requirements. Many factors need to be considered before making changes since both positive and negative outcomes could occur once a school adopts stricter nutrition regulations. It is helpful to look at schools that have already put these recommendations into action to see what results they experienced. It is also vital that the public examine what can be done on an individual level to promote health and wellness throughout the community. Learning objectives: 1) Understand the nutrition requirements that schools must meet. 2) Identify the possible outcomes that are likely to occur as schools adopt stricter nutrition requirements for foods available at school. 3) Determine ways for individuals to be involved with school nutrition programs and to promote health and wellness in a community. Materials: PowerPoint presentation: Approximately 40 minutes, 28 slides Handout or activity Evaluation Resources Resources: Bergman, E. (2010). Position of the American dietetic association: local support for nutrition integrity in schools. American Dietetic Association, 110(8). Retrieved September 24, 2010, from http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(10)00650-4/fulltext Briggs, M. (2003). Position of the American dietetic association, society for nutrition education, and the American school food service association—nutrition services: an essential component of comprehensive school health programs. American Dietetic Association, 103(4). Retrieved September 24, 2010, from http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(03)00163-9/fulltext Condon, E. (2009). School meals: types of foods offered to and consumed by children at lunch and breakfast. American Dietetic Association, 109(2). Retrieved September, 24, 2010, from http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(08)02055-5/fulltext Crepinsek, M. (2009). Meals offered and served in US public schools: do they meet nutrient standards. American Dietetic Association, 109(2). Retrieved September 24, 2010, from http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(08)02054-3/fulltext Cullen, K. (2007). Improving the school food environment: results from a pilot study in middle schools. American Dietetic Association, 107(3). Retrieved September 24, 2010, from http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(06)02671-X/fulltext Gartner, L. (2010). School lunches get healthier, to many’s distaste. Retrieved September 21, 2010, from http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/dc/school-lunches-get-healthier-many-s-distaste Hobbs, H. (2010). Critics say changes to school lunch menus are not enough. Retrieved September 21, 2010, from http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/cms/story.php?id=2160 Just, D. (2010). How smart cafeterias could fight childhood obesity. Retrieved October 27, 2010, from http://www.theatlantic.com/food/archive/2010/10/how-smart-cafeterias-could-fight-childhood- obesity/65098 Kubik, M. (2010). State but not district nutrition policies are associated with less junk food in vending machines and school stores in US public schools. American Dietetic Association, 110(7). Retrieved September 24, 2010, from http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(10)00389-5/fulltext Munoz, K. (1997). Food intakes of US children and adolescents compared with recommendations. Pediatrics, 100(3). Retrieved October 27, 2010, from http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/100/3/323 National Dairy Council. (2009). Top 3 reasons flavored milk is important in child nutrition programs. Retrieved October 27, 2010, from http://www.nationaldairycouncil.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/child_nutrition/health_kit/CNFact Sheet_Top3ReasonsFlavoredMilkisImportantinChildNutritionPrograms.pdf National School Lunch Program. Retrieved October 27, 2010, from http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/aboutlunch/NSLPFactSheet.pdf Ritchie, L. (2006). Position of the American dietetic association: individual-, family-, school-, and community-based interventions for pediatric overweight. American Dietetic Association, 106(6). Retrieved September 24, 2010, from http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(06)00301- 4/fulltext Rydell, M. (2010). Iowa State alum earns national award for school nutrition services. Retrieved September 22, 2010, from http://www.hs.iastate.edu/news/inside/view/346 Schrage, S. (2009). Competitive foods putting students’ health at risk. Retrieved October 27, 2010, from http://www.hs.iastate.edu/news/inside/view/244/ Stallings, V. (2009). School meals: building blocks for healthy children. Institute of Medicine, Retrieved September 21, 2010, from http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2009/School-Meals-Building-Blocks-for- Healthy-Children.aspx Strohbehn, C. & Litchfield, R. (2010). Creating an optimum school health environment in your district: what decision-makers need to know. Retrieved October 27, 2010, from http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM2048A.pdf Strohbehn, C., & Litchfield, R. (2010). School meal program updates for district decision makers. Retrieved October 27, 2010, from http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM2048.pdf USDA Food and Nutrition Service. Local wellness policy. Retrieved October, 17, 2010, from http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/healthy/wellnesspolicy.html Whitaker, R. (1997). Predicting obesity in young adulthood from childhood and parental obesity. N Engl J Med, 337(13). Retrieved October 27, 2010, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9302300 Activity: MyPyramid For Kids Worksheet can be used to assess a sample school lunch menu or help families and children understand the recommended foods to eat on a daily basis.
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