Healthy Schools, Healthy Hearts

March 25, 2014

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In honor of National Nutrition Month, it’s crucial to understand just how important it is for schools to provide great tasting, nutritious meals to their students. According to Let’s Move!, many children consume at least half of their meals in school. In fact, the food served in schools might be the only foods children eat on a regular basis. Since many schools offer breakfast programs and after school care in addition to a standard lunch period, supplying students with good nutrition throughout the day is essential to keep their minds and bodies healthy.

As the issue of nutrition continues to rise, it’s no surprise that many legislators and school administrators have begun to push for laws that insist healthy foods be integrated into a cafeteria’s daily menu. Already, the U.S Department of Agriculture released a new set of rules stating that schools must offer more whole grains, vegetables and fruits to their students while also providing foods with less fat and sodium. Additionally, schools are encouraged to create meals that are properly portioned for children of all ages so they can develop healthy eating habits and learn portion control.

While providing students with adequate meals is essential, it is also important for principles, teachers and parents to educate students on the importance of eating healthy and livingĀ  a healthy lifestyle. Are you ready to join in on these efforts?

At Nickerson Corporation, we understand the importance of creating a healthy environment where children can enjoy their meals throughout the day. Cafeteria’s are a staple of any school, and that’s why we work with leading manufacturers to design a space that is inviting for students and teachers alike. We provide high quality, low maintenance furniture that makes for innovative food court solutions to meet your every need.

Jump start a healthy lifestyle in your students today; call us at 631-666-0200.