Food & Nutrition Services

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March is National Nutrition Month

          Eat from All Food Groups MyPlate, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and food labels can help you create a healthy eating plan that includes a variety of foods from all food groups. Learn more at https://sm.eatright.org/aboutDGA

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Picnic at the Capital – Summer Meals Kick-Off

Join us on the West Steps of the Capital on Tuesday, May 22, for a fun educational celebration.  Elk Grove Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services is part of a coalition that provides meals to kids during the summer.  This event is open to the public.  #MillionMeals

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Health Tips for 2018

Eat Breakfast: Start your morning with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fruits and vegetables. Make Half of Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and veggies add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber to your plate. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of […]

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Why Family Meals Matter

Studies show about the positive, lifelong benefits of family meals. Regular family meals are linked to higher grades and self-esteem, healthier eating habits and weight, and less risky behavior. Family meals eaten at home have been proven to benefit the health and wellness of children and adolescents, to fight obesity and substance abuse and to […]

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Summer Meals

Lunch will be served in several locations this summer while school is out of session. Meals are free to all kids 18 years old or younger. Click here for times and locations.

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March is National Nutrition Month

                During National Nutrition Month®, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” by making small, healthy shifts in food choices when cooking at home. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend making small changes to eating patterns to include healthier ingredients while cooking […]

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Raising Healthy Eaters – Part 3

Get Kids Involved in Nutrition This one is fun for everyone and it can happen anywhere — your kitchen, the grocery store or a community garden. Every trip through the supermarket can be a nutrition lesson. Kids can learn to categorize food into groups: grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and protein foods. They can choose new […]

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Raising Healthy Eaters – Part 2

Make Family Meal Times a Priority Sometimes a very simple act can have important, long-lasting benefits. According to parenting and health experts, that is exactly the case with family meal times. Eating and talking together helps: Foster family unity. Prevent behavior problems at home and school. Enhance academic success. Improve nutrition. Promote healthy weight for […]

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Raising Healthy Eaters

With the start of another year, many think of setting goals and make New Year’s resolutions. As a school dietitian I can think of no better resolution than one that helps your family eat healthier.  In fact, food, nutrition and eating skills are among the most important things you can share with children — food […]

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Congratulations to our 2016 Harvest of the Month Poster Contest Winners!

Nina Nguyen, 1st Grade at Maeola R. Beitzel Sara Powers, 6th Grade at Roy Herburger Thank you to all who participated in our 2016 Harvest of the Month Poster Contest.  We received many wonderful entries from 39 elementary schools.  Nina Nguyen, a first grader at Roy Herburger Elementary School and Sara Powers, a 6th grader […]

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