Health and Nutrition Resources
As part of the ProMedica's comprehensive Fields of Green initiative, we continue to work on raising awareness about childhood obesity and encouraging innovative ideas that can be implemented in area schools.
Learn more about our Fields of Green challenges for area high school students and how they thought these programs would work. We hope they inspire you to implement similar programs in your schools or day care programs.
Come to the Table
Students who participated in the Come to the Table program developed programs focusing on the problem of hunger and its associated health risks, especially for young children. High school students in grades 11 or 12 were invited to team up in pairs to work on their own design for a program to address hunger in their own community.
Step up. Start Right. Stay Healthy.
For this program, teams of two to four students in grades 10-12 designed a breakfast program for elementary school students that included five in-school and five at-home meals, with an educational piece for adults on the importance of healthy eating.
Get Up, Get Active, Get Healthy
Participating students were tasked with creating 20- to 30-minute health and fitness programs that had to include healthy snack options, a detailed budget, a method for evaluating the program’s success and a creative marketing slogan.
Lunch 101: Food for Thought
Our Lunch 101: Food for Thought program was just one example of how ProMedica actively encourages children in the community to adopt healthy lifestyle habits early in life.