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Buncombe County School Nutrition


Get the Dish about School Nutrition.

March is National Nutrition Month!


Fuel Your Future With Fruits and Vegetables

  • Ask the children to name foods that come in many colors (for example, fruits and vegetables).

  • Tell the children that colorful fruits and vegetables also have vitamins and minerals. These nutrients help their bodies to grow and build strong bones and muscles so children can play and feel good.

  • Show pictures of different fruits and vegetables.

  • Tell the children it is important to eat different colors of fruits and vegetables.

  • Talk about the different fruits and vegetables on the menu this week!

Click here to view: School Nutrition March Menus

USDA Team Nutrition, Milk


Fuel Your Future With Milk

  • Ask the children to raise their hands above their heads to show how tall they want to be next year.

  • Explain that children grow at their own pace.

  • Tell them that milk contains vitamins and minerals their bodies need for their bones to grow tall and strong.

  • Milk is part of the School Nutrition Program evryday!

  • Click here to view: School Nutrition March Menus

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created 50 years ago in 1973 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.

Discover MyPlate includes seven emergent readers featuring kindergarten-level sight words that help children build literacy skills while learning about the five food groups and MyPlate.


USDA Team Nutrition, Vegetables.


USDA Team Nutrition, Fruits.

This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.