Trying New Foods a Hit with Head Start

posted 4/28/18 -- Lorain County Community Action Agency promotes health and wellness in Head Start classrooms thanks to a grant from the Black River Foundation.

LCCAA Head Start students have enjoyed hundreds of new food experiences in a recurring event called "Try Day Friday." On each Try Day, students, parents and staff sample a food and indicate how much they like or dislike it using a Try Day Ballot. The class with the most tasters is named "Try Day Champion."

The grant also helped fund LCCAA Head Start's annual Wild About Nutrition event. 

These opportunities to try unfamiliar foods encourage favorable attitudes toward healthy eating. Students also get to see the new food in its raw form and the nutrition staff has organized stories and other activities that are age appropriate. Foods that are a hit can be incorporated into the school menu.

For more information on this program, contact Rebecca Rodriguez, Health and Nutrition Manager at 440-242-2178.