Subject: Healthy Students Boost Test Scores

Improve student health during National Nutrition Month®.  View this email online if it doesn't display correctly.
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March Is National Nutrition Month
Join in the National Nutrition Month® celebration by extending nutrition lessons with resources for your students. Find information on food labels, healthy snack ideas, puzzles and activities for kids at 36 Ideas to Get Involved in National Nutrition Month® and at
The Connection Between Healthy Students and Academic Achievement
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, student health is linked to academic achievement. Prepare for state achievement testing now by teaching the importance of proper nutrition, physical activity and sleep. Learn more here

In honor of Sleep Awareness Week, March 11–17, learn about the National Sleep Foundation's new recommendations for sleep duration by age group here

Make sure students are fueled for learning. Share the Power Up Your Breakfast game for kids in an email home to parents. This game works best for kindergarten through second-grade students. 
Creative Solutions to Ending School Food Waste
Approximately one-third of all food is wasted at the retail and consumer levels. While research has shown that food wasted by children is similar to the rest of the U.S. population, there are many ways schools can reduce food waste and teach students about the impact it has on the environment and in their community. Read about solutions for ending school food waste here and learn about best practices at the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California webinar on March 27, 2018. For more ways to prevent food waste visit

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Just in Time for Garden Month ...
April is National Garden Month. Engage students in the topics of agriculture, gardening and healthy eating through nutrition education. Order student workbooks by March 31 and receive a free Garden Seed Kit with classroom activity. Order at

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1–31 – National Nutrition Month®
1–30 – National Garden Month
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