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Nutrition

In order to assist students and families in achieving healthy, well balanced nutritional habits, Westminster Community Charter School has brought on a Registered Dietitian. The RD will be working with students and families on an individual basis in order to assist the students in the modification of their nutritional patterns, with the intent of improving health and lifestyle. The RD will also be implementing a nutrition curriculum in the classrooms in order for all of the students to receive nutrition education.  The students will then be able to create their own nutrition goals. The RD will provide nutrition classes for parents and families twice per month as well. These sessions will combine nutrition education on specific topics, healthy cooking demonstrations, and Q&A about any area of nutrition. Healthy nutrition is much more successful and fun when the whole family is involved! Our goal is to see kids and families live in a world where healthy food and physical activity are part of their everyday lives.

Wellness Policy Handouts: 

Parent Letter

Wellness Policy

Celebration Food Choices 

Nutrition Handouts:

Food Diary: This tool will help you to track what you eat and drink throughout the day.

Healthy Snacks: Here are some ideas to help make good choices when snacking during the day.

Sweetened Drinks: This handout will list how much sugar and how many calories are in different drinks. There are also some great tips on avoiding sugary drinks.

5.2.1.0: This tool gives you healthy reminders for your child.

Portion Sizes: This tool will help you be able to visualize an appropriate portion size.

What is a Registered Dietitian (RD)?

Registered Dietitians are your most credible source of nutrition information. An RD is an expert in food and nutrition who has met academic and professional
requirements. A Registered Dietitian can help provide reliable and objective information, separates the facts from fads of nutrition, and educates with the most up to date nutrition information in a way which is easy to understand and use.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jessica Ricchiazzi, MS, RD at (716) 816-3217 or [email protected]
 
Links: Here are some links with nutrition tips for you and your child