The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department works with childcare facilities and schools to increase nutrition education, access to healthy food choices, and physical activity. This program is funded in part through the Child and Family Health Services Grant (Ohio Department of Health).
School Districts Participating:
We worked with Maysville Middle School to receive a $5,000 grant from Action for Healthy Kids promoting physical activity within the school day. We worked with the Maysville Elementary Wellness Team, which includes student representatives, to advocate for salad bar options in their school lunch program and school gardens.
We taught students how foods raised on local farms are served in school cafeterias.
We worked with students to plant a raised bed garden.