Healthfully Ever After


Healthfully Ever After:  A literary adventure through MyPyramid for Kids

Second grade children learn the importance of eating a variety of foods daily from each of the five food groups as part of a healthy lifestyle. Sponsors offer incentives based on classroom participation. Junior League volunteers make a healthy snack in one class with a local chef. All elementary children are invited to participate in the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk Run, held in March during National Nutrition Month, where children run a one-mile or a three-mile course. As part of the Association of Junior Leagues International Kids in the Kitchen Program, children make a healthy snack after the Riverwalk Run with Junior League volunteers.

Nutrition Education Resource Kit Contents:

This resource kit was developed by Junior League teachers for teachers with tools to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce childhood obesity. The kit contains a nylon food pyramid pocket chart and card set by Learning Resources, measuring cups and spoons, and seven books: Gregory the Terrible Eater, The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree, The Milk Makers, Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetable form A-Z, The Little Red Hen, and Stone Soup. Every school will receive one kit.

Teacher Packet Content:

In addition to the resource kit, every teacher will receive additional nutrition education materials in the teacher packets. The packets contain USDA Level 1 MyPyramid for Kids Lessons for Grades 1 & 2, MyPyramid for Kids Classroom Poster, MyPyramid for Kids and Tips for Families Take Home Page, USDA Team Nutrition Fruit and Vegetable Challenge Kit, Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale Healthfully Ever After, A Literary adventure through MyPyramid for Kids Lesson Plans. We wrote lesson plans to accompany the seven books in the resource kit. The plans have literature based activities that teach each of the five food groups with optional classroom recipes. Every lesson includes Sunshine State Standards and ESOL activities for the state of Florida.

USDA Lesson 1
USDA Lesson 2
USDA Lesson 3
Awards and Recognition:

The Junior League's Healthfully Ever After program has been recognized by the Broward County Public Schools as their Community Partnership of the Year in 2009 and received the 2010 Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award (CBRA) for our contribution to Broward County Public Schools.  The School Board recognized the Junior League at their January 2011 meeting.