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Food Day 2017 - Herndon Elementary School

Herndon, Virginia


Food Day is a national event, created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest that inspires communities to make healthy food choices. Each year Real Food for Kids partners with an elementary school to celebrate Food Day with a multi-faceted student experience focused on nutrition education and physical activity, all designed to build enthusiasm for healthy choices in food and fitness. The event also brings the school together with community partners to continue building local relationships that support those choices.


The signature feature of our Food Day event is the “Big Salad” made in a baby pool with the help of our youngest students. Other activities include interactive presentations on sports nutrition and creating your own healthy plate, obstacle courses and aerobic/dance sessions, plant-based food and whole grain bread tastings as well as a power breakfast chef demonstration.


Schools present a unique and targeted opportunity to reach a community of students with important health modeling and messaging, and an opportunity to actively relate these messages to class curriculum. In 2018, Real Food for Kids will release a Food Day Toolkit for Schools, a downloadable resource to guide schools and PTAs through developing an impactful program unique to their community.


Read and see more from our 2017 Food Day event at Herndon Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia.


Herndon Elementary School Students Celebrate Food Day, WJLA News

Giant Salad, Obstacle Course Highlight Food Day at Herndon Elementary, Fairfax County Public Schools News

Big Salad and Healthy Eating at Herndon, Connection Newspapers







Real Food For Kids is committed to working in collaboration with our partners to increase the quantities of healthful foods in our school systems, developing and delivering programs that educate our students and their families on making healthier lifestyle choices, and ensuring access to real whole foods for all school children.






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