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Fruit and Vegetable Challenge


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our elementary school will be kicking off The Fruit & Vegetable Challenge, which can be a success with your your support. Including fruits and vegetables in our daily diet provides important nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants for our bodies. Encouraging our children to develop healthy eating habits at a young age will encourage the same habits as they grow into adults. The USDA recommends that elementary-aged children consume 1 to 1½ cups of fruit and 1½ to 2½ cups of vegetables daily. To strive towards these recommendations, children and adults are encouraged to pack or purchase “kid friendly” fruits and vegetables in place of other less nutritious, higher salt, and higher fat foods.

Here’s how the in-school challenge works: All classrooms will use a provided CHALLENGE CHART to keep a daily tally of each serving of fruit and/or vegetable each student eats during snack and lunch. Classrooms will turn their chart into the office upon completion and be awarded a classroom prize. Lots of winners!

Note: The students are discouraged from eating additional daily servings of food just to fill in more boxes on their class CHART.

Fruit and vegetable ideas

Download the 2018 Flyer

The “Fruit & Vegetable Challenge” is sponsored by Trumbull PTSA Council’s PACT Prevention/Wellness Committee, It has been prepared in cooperation with Trumbull Public Schools, the Elementary Principals and the local unit PTA Wellness Reps. Co-Chairs Cathleen Kosak & Mari Jackson. The program is under the Chairmanship of Mari Jackson (mjaxrd@yahoo.com).