Every year, on October 24th, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy food and to push for improved food policies. Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and food policies. This year Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) hosted a Food Day event on Monday, October 24th at Pleasant Grove High School. The goal of the event was to offer hands-on learning activities for high school students to participate in during their lunch break.
Informational booths were hosted by agencies such as: Dairy Council of California, Sysco, Elk Grove Unified School District, FFA, UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools (represented by our own Chelsea Slatterly and Melanie Gerdes), and many more. Each booth focused on a topic that fell into one of five different categories which were: 1). Eat Real, 2). Mostly Plants, 3). Not Too Much, 4). Navigate the Environment, or 5). Be an Advocate. The event was a great success. The Center for Nutrition in Schools was pleased to be able to collaborate with various agencies to offer fun and interactive learning opportunities to high school students during their lunch break.