Milford’s Memorial Elementary School Kindergarteners Learn How to Eat the Rainbow!

As per their chính sách chăm sóc sức khỏe, Milford Public Schools is committed to promoting student health by encouraging wellness, public nutrition, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning environment. The food service department is committed to providing healthy, well-balanced meals to students for breakfast and lunch daily. To further students’ nutrition education, Milford Public Schools partnered with Framingham State University’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics to have graduate students come in to teach various nutrition topics.

Abby Webb reading a book
Abby Webb teaches Milford kindergarteners about Eating the Rainbow

On March 11, 2024, Milford Public Schools’ Memorial Elementary School invited student dietitian Abby Webb to teach kindergarten students about eating the rainbow. Students participated in a group reading of Eat The Rainbow Foods by Sara Kale, where they learned about the different colored foods and what each one does for the body. Students were provided some examples of the foods in each color, then were encouraged to come up with more examples on their own. Students then participated in an open discussion activity, where they discussed some foods they eat regularly, and what those foods do for the body. Students were also able to discuss the fruits and vegetables they were getting through Milford’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), and how healthy snacks provided through their school can help contribute to healthy bodies. After the lesson, students completed a coloring sheet with different fruits and vegetables, where they learned about some new foods as well.

To explore more resources that can be implemented into school lesson plans, please visit The John. C Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition resource center

Submitted by: Abby Webb, FSU Food and Nutrition Student Coordinated Program in Dietetics.