Together, We Grow Healthy Kids


Together, We Grow Healthy Kids

Many ingredients go into making healthy kids. Two of the most important are good food and physical activity.  Most children today don't get enough of either.

As parents, teachers, friends, and community members it's our responsibility to make sure our children get what they need to be healthy and thrive.  Let's nurture our children and build a healthy community.  Here's a place to start:

Roots for Success: 

1.) Walk with your children.  Show them that walking around town, to school or around your home can be enjoyable.
2.) Eat a school meal with your children.
3.) Involve children in picking out food, planning meals and cooking.
4.) Visit a school garden and volunteer to help plant or harvest.
5.) Contact your child's school and ask about their wellness team and policies.


Other Resources for Parents:

Healthy Sack Lunches
Healthy Snack Ideas

View the Iowa Food and Fitness Calendar