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Supplemental Educational Programs and Materials

Our educational materials support classroom efforts in promoting nutrition and healthy eating. In addition to our standard marketing materials, we also offer supplemental educational tools, such as auditorium programs and lesson plans, to assist our educational partners in reinforcing nutrition education.

 

  • Sample Lesson Plans. We have sample lesson plans for each level (K-3, 4-6, Middle School and High School) available to our clients free of charge to assist in nutrition education. Our supplemental lesson plans include teacher guides, in-class activity sheets and take home sheets reinforcing what was learned in school.

  • Kindergarten Orientations. We offer Kindergarten orientation programs to students and parents, where parents and incoming kindergarteners receive a tour of the cafe and a kit full of fun nutritional information from our Safari characters to familiarize them with the breakfast and lunch programs.

  • Nutrition Information Booths. We like to hold annual wellness fairs during National Nutrition Month each March. We typically display a booth full of information with fun nutrition-themed giveaways and healthy snack samplings.

  • Elmers Garden™. We work with interested schools to help create an on-site organic garden to grow fresh herbs and spices and, where possible, fresh produce. Since growing seasons and soil conditions vary throughout the country, in-door herb gardens and outdoor greenhouses are additional options to consideer.  For more information about Whitsons' Garden programs, contact Bill Whitcomb Jr. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • W.I.N. Whitsons Interactive Nutrition. Whitsons offers a variety of value added services to all of the clients that we serve. Our skilled team of registered dietitians have developed these programs to enhance the health and wellness of students. Some of the services we offer are: Workshops and Presentations, Nutrition Regulation In-Services and Nutrition Counseling. To learn more about our nutrition services email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Ask the RD. Whitsons Nutrition team also provides an open forum for nutrition related questions for students, parents, and those wanting to learn more about nutrition. Email your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Whitsons offers a variety of value added services to all of the clients that we serve. Our skilled team of registered dietitians have developed these programs to enhance the health and wellness of your district.

The connection between wellness and health is hard to ignore-with 1/3 of children and adolescents being either overweight or obese, the number of individuals with chronic diseases has skyrocketed to historic levels. These diseases have short and long-term effects which makes it difficult for children to learn, especially when they’re frequently absent.

Some of the services we offer are:

Workshops and Presentations

We offer a variety of workshop and presentation topics to fit your needs. Some popular topics include: Sport Nutrition for Peak Performance, Food Allergies & Sensitivities, Facts Behind Fat & Sugar, and Nutrition Management for Diabetes In addition, we are happy to create customized workshops and presentations based on specific topics of interest in your district- just ask! They can be geared towards students, faculty members and/or parents.

Nutrition Regulation In-Services

As Whitsons RD’s, we focus on the connection between food, fitness and health; which is why providing education on current state and federal nutrition regulations is so important. Understanding how these regulations affect and transform the districts menu and fuel your students.

Nutrition Counseling

Sit down with one of our dietitians and receive nutrition counseling to help you with not just eating well, but also on managing any medical conditions you have. Examples include controlling blood sugars, losing or gaining weight, avoiding gluten, identifying undiagnosed food sensitivities- and so much more. We also counsel athletes to enhance their performance on and off the field. This is a great way to get sound, unbiased, individualized dietary guidance from a nutrition expert.