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Pick a better snack™ & ACT is a comprehensive education and social marketing campaign that includes several components. Printable versions of materials are available at no cost on the campaign website. Summary of Pick a better snack™ & ACT components

Primary audience: children
Secondary audience: parents and childcare providers
Goal: We will help children eat more fruits and vegetables by increasing how often they eat fruit and vegetable snacks.

Pick a better snack materials were developed by Iowa Nutrition Network partners with key contributions from ISU Extension and Iowans Fit for Life. Lessons are coordinated with monthly bingo cards featuring seasonal fruits/vegetables and physical activities.


Pick a better snack™ & ACT Adventures  cucumber

This tool kit contains information and instructions for planning a Nutrition Adventures carnival-type event to reinforce the importance of eating fruits and vegetables and being physical active. The kit is perfect for a kick-off event, field day experience or family night and consists of the following stations: strawberry relay race, cucumber javelin throw, green pepper toss, apple toss, melon weight lifting, MyPyramid race, potato race, coconut bowling, and vegetable mystery game.


Pick A Better Snack, Sioux City

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Pick A Better Snack teachers visit 12 schools in the Sioux City Community School District. With in those 12 schools they see 103 classrooms twice a month. During those visits the children learn about fruits & vegetables, exercise, and healthy living. They also receive a healthy snack at the end of each lesson of the fruit or vegetable they learned about.


Visit the Pick A Better Snack, Sioux City, IA Facebook page for more information.


If your school has more than 50% of students qualifying for free an& ACT in your school or to see if your school qualifies, contact Christine Hradek at 515-281-7096 for more informationd reduced price meals, it may qualify for a program which provides additional funding for nutrition educucation.

 For assistance in starting Pick a Better Snack & ACT in your school or to see if your school qualifies, contact Christine Hradek at 515-281-7096. 


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