Nutrition Information:

Use these additional links & resources to help you learn more!

Did you know?...

Richard Simmon’s "Ask America PE Crusade" is a founding member of the newly formed "National Childhood Obesity Council.” The NCOC along with other respected organizations that make up the council is supporting a resolution to designate SEPTEMBER 2010, as "National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month,” sending out a message to combat the growing epidemic.

"HOUSE RESOLUTION 996/SENATE RESOLUTION 412" is sponsored by Representatives Marcia Fudge (D-OH) and Kay Granger (R-TX), and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and George Voinovich (R-OH).
>>      Richard Simmons, February 2010

The average amount paid out per student each year through the typical school soft drink contract... is $18. About 67 percent of the revenue collected from soft drink sales goes to beverage companies, not school.  (Schools earn commissions on sales and cash advances on the contracts.)  also, providers penalize schools for failing to meet sales quotas, giving administrators an incentive to encourage soda consumption.  Result: Many of the largest school districts in the country have gotten rid of soda vending machines.  
>>     Edutopia, September 2007

The average American gets about half the fiber that nutritionists recommend. Many high-fiber foods, such as fruit, are also high in important brain-function nutrients like the B vitamins, iron, and choline. Start your day with a high-fiber breakfast like a bowl of oatmeal or shredded wheat topped with milk and berries. 
>>     Meals Matters, January 2008

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Eat a Rainbow of Colors to Stay Healthy and Fit!

 It’s important to eat a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables every day! Why? Because colorful fruits and vegetables provide the many vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals your body needs to maintain good health, strong bones and energy levels.  

In fact, half of your daily food consumption
(including meals and snacks)
should be Fruits and Veggies!

Eat a variety of Colors Every Day 
to Fight disease and to stay healthy and strong!

The wide variety of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals in colorful fruits and veggies work together to provide many possible health benefits.  By including a variety of colors in your low-fat diet — 5 to 9 servings daily — you can help maintain:

  • A healthy heart
  • Memory function
  • Vision health
  • Strong bones and teeth
  • A lower risk of some cancers

* Low-fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer, diseases associated with many factors.

Meals Matter!

Learn more with this flier from the California Dairy Council.

Visit the links below and visit more websites that have valuable and interesting information 
on nutrition and health:

Learn about the new Food Pyramid
at for kids

Meals Matters
a great nutrition education website
by the California Dairy Council

Dole 5 A Day
Coming Soon: Dole Superkids!

Kids and Health

World Carrot Museum
A fun website for kids (of all ages) to learn about carrots!

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
A website listing of educational books about agriculture and produce.

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