Kids Eat Right
Building a generation of healthy kids
Kids Eat Right (KER) is an initiative from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that supports efforts to end the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.
One in three kids in the United States is overweight or obese — nearly triple the rate in the 1960s. In Monterey County, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is committed to reversing that trend.
Community Hospital has partnered with Kids Eat Right to create a kid-friendly, science-based program for fourth-graders that teaches them to:
- Cook healthy
- Be active and exercise
- Shop smart
- And eat right
Our goal is to reach as many Monterey County fourth-graders as possible to build a generation of healthy, active kids.
Five, weekly one-hour sessions with hands-on recipe preparation; nutrition basics for shopping and eating; physical activity including an agility course and parachute challenge.
Workshops on topics such as hidden sugars, reading food labels, and exercise.
Free health fairs and screenings at participating schools and with community partners. The classes were developed by registered dietitians and are led by health education specialists.
Support for KER
Monterey Peninsula Foundation has provided a significant grant to this program, enabling Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula to offer Kids Eat Right free to schools throughout Monterey County.
Wells Fargo Bank has generously provided funding for the parent work- shops and employees of Community Hospital also support Kids Eat Right as part of their annual giving campaign, We Care•We Share.
What a teacher said about our program
We truly enjoyed and learned from your presentation. You kept the students engaged with your hands-on activities.
Teacher, Echo Valley Elementary School, Prunedale
What a parent said about our program
My daughter loved Kids Eat Right. She looked forward to their visits and told us all about it when she got home. My finicky eater now wants black beans in her taco.
Parent, Spreckels Elementary School, Spreckles