Nutrition Chat

September 1-7 was National Nutrition Week. To kickoff this week and celebrate the beginning of the school year, USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) held a Twitter chat to discuss ways the nation can implement healthier options in schools. The Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassadors, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Choose My Plate, the American Public Health Association, and many other pages to joined USDA to share ideas. Here are a couple of my responses to chat questions:

Each day during the week I posted some tips on my Facebook Page to encourage children to eat more nutritious foods, facts about why eating healthy is so important, and ways schools can play a role in implementing this. Here is a brief recap of my posts:
  1. Healthy role models play a vital part in children’s development of healthy habits.
  2. Why school lunches can be an overall better choice for students.
  3. How big of a problem is food waste and how can we fix this problem.
  4. You are what you eat!
  5. The effects nutritious foods and eating breakfast have on the brain and student performance.
  6. Why does nutrition matter and why should we be proactive?
To read more about these topics, visit my Facebook page- Miss Teen International 2014 Blair Wortsmith. Please “like” it while you are there! I hope by raising awareness we can make nutrition an important thing for not only one week of the year but a priority for all 52 weeks!

If you believe in something, believe in it all the way!

Blair Wortsmith
Miss Teen International 2014


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