THE SPOKANE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE WORKING TO PROMOTE
HEALTHY LIVING AT SCHOOL.
AND AT HOME.
THIS FALL THEY'LL LAUNCH A NEW NUTRITION CAMPAIGN.
AND KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH
DETAILS ON THE HEALTHY PLAN.
TO TRANSFORM THE COMMUNITY
What would be a term to get kids and families excited?
It's power up, we're going to Power Up for life!
WITH MONTHS OF WORK PUT IN TO ADVANCING THE SPOKANE
PUBLIC SCHOOLS HEALTHY EATING MISSION...
THE NUTRITION DEPARTMENT WILL ROLL OUT A NEW MARKETING
PROGRAM THIS FALL.
It's a nutrition education awareness for great foods,
fresh foods, and kids making great selections in schools.
DOUG WORDELL THE DIRECTOR OF NUTRITION SERVICES FOR
SPOKANE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
SAYS THE PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED FOR THE KIDS.
BY THE KIDS!
We did focus groups with students.
and we did parent surveys to talk about, what are
their needs, what are their concerns?
WORDELL SAYS IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO JUST HELP EDUCATE
A lot of the nutrition happens at home.
We are going to provide some active resources to provide
families so they can say, this is what we need for
good nutrition, this is our chance to reach out and
connect with our community.
THE PROGRAM HAS SEVERAL FEATURES.
INCLUDING HARVEST OF THE MONTH.
EACH MONTH THE SCHOOL WILL HIGHLIGHT A LOCALLY GROWN
WORDELL SAYS SCHOOLS HAVE ALREADY BEGUN ROLLING OUT
We did kale soup and lentil chili and this coming
year we are going to have green peppers growing from
local farmers being brought to the school, they'll
know right where it was grown.
WORDELL SAYS THE DISTRICT UNDERSTANDS IT'S NOT ENOUGH
TO JUST PROMOTE THE NUTRITOUS FOOD.
BUT TO MAKE SURE IT GETS IN STUDENTS STOMACHS!
We're working with chefs and culinary experts to make
our food great and tasty.
WORDELL SAYS HE KNOWS THE CHANGES MAY NOT HAPPEN RIGHT
REPORTING IN SPOKANE.
KXLY 4 NEWS.