Food Day in Schools

American-Childrens-Diet-Infographic-page-001 Did you know that one in four children are food insecure?

Think about it. The next time you’re picking your child up from school, attending soccer practice or playing in the park – for every four kids you see, one of them doesn’t know where they will get their next meal.  One-third of these same children between the ages of 6-19 are overweight or obese.  Why is this?

Schools across the country are partnering with Food Day to introduce more food and nutritional education into the curriculum.  Currently, the children of our future are only receiving an average of 3.4 hours of this kind of education each year.

Click for a fact sheet with even more alarming facts about our children’s diets.

FoodDay.org has an incredible toolbox of resources for elementary school educators including curriculum and lesson materials to help make it easier to provide kids with the information they need to make healthy choices.

Springfield Food Day Celebration would love to partner with our region’s educators to begin to improve the health of our future.