HEAR-SEE-DO Success at CA School Wellness Conf.

October 16, 2009

School leaders Walking Through the Pyramid

School leaders Walking Through the Pyramid

Two of us Healthy Kids Challenge RD’s were in Anaheim last week, where over 1000 conference participants experienced our Walk Through the Pyramid hands-on learning experience.  It brings the USDA MyPyramid to life with its unique blend of “edu-tainment”! Food trivia, choosing favorites from each MyPyramid food group, rolling the dice in an active game, and even creating a MyPyramid bracelet are all a part of the fun learning.

95% of participants indicated this was a real world solution they could easily implement for staff, kids, and families in a multitude of environments. 

Our breakout session, “Promoting Healthy Lifestyles, Make it a Challenge!” showcased evidence-based healthy solutions we use in practice every day:

  • A team approach to school wellness
  • Collaboration amongst partners in and out of school
  • Student involvement

Feedback was awesome!  Participants told us:  “I can make this work for elementary, middle or high school, what adaptable ideas!”  and “One of the best sessions I attended at the conference for useability!”

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