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Eating right / Healthy School Cafeteria

1 Oct 2019

School-age children (age 11-18) need healthy food and nutritious snacks. They have a consistent rate of growth and they need five to six meals a day including snacks. Their calorie intake ranges between 1600 kcal/day—2200 kcal/day depending on the gender and their physical activity.

Students consume one third of their food intake at school; so it’s the school's responsibility to train students to adopt healthy eating habits and make better food choices that will have a big impact on their health and quality of life in the future.

Besides giving lectures about healthy eating and orientation programs all through the school year, changing the cafeteria items to meet the health requirements needed by these students is a must. That's why, changing the school menu in the cafeteria has been started by the middle and secondary health club. Many foods such as Fruit yogurt with granola ingredients: (fresh fruit paste mango or cherry + yogurt + honey toasted whole oats + sun flower seeds), fruits, vegetables like carrot cucumber sticks with homous dip, cakes etc. are added to the school cafeteria menu and many to come.

Middle and Secondary School Health Club with the help of dietitian Norma Mahmoud

Supervised By RN Ohoud Afara