Your child’s wellness as an adult is influenced by the lifelong exercise and nutrition habits that he or she develops as a child. And research demonstrates that good nutrition is linked to better behavior and academic performance. With our team of nutritionists, natural food chefs, moms, dads, kids, animators, designers and script writers, HeartBeet Cafe arms students, teachers, and families with information on how to make healthier choices and create healthy leaders!
Nutrition and food skills impact our entire lifetime. Our kids spend a significant portion of their childhood in a school setting. Good nutrition and the value of healthy food choices are often taught in the classroom. However, many times foods served in the classroom, in the case of a class party or rewards for good behavior, have little to no nutritional value. This sends a very mixed message to students that good nutrition is just part of their education and may not be important to their actual health and well-being. To send a consistent message and enhance our children and families’ health, teachers, staff and parents much collaborate and positively change eating behaviors. Our kids need to receive consistent, reliable, relevant health and nutrition information and, most importantly, real opportunities to use and apply it.
HeartBeet Cafe visits elementary, middle and high schools to help educate students on how to make healthier choices. For our elementary students, we teach during the lunch period, classroom or gym class using our HeartBeet comics and cartoons. For middle and high school, we cater the topics with the school’s focus and supplement the program with taste-tests, nutrition competitions and cooking demonstrations. HeartBeet Cafe also collaborates with school districts to teach them how to integrate nutrition and develop healthy leaders. Click here to learn more.