Advocates for Student Health through Nutrition Education
The Let’s Eat Healthy Educator Recognition Program is a new program that celebrates California educators who enable, inspire and motivate students to make healthier food choices and develop lifelong healthy eating habits. Dairy Council of California proudly recognizes the efforts of all educators who have made a positive difference in the health of their students within their school communities and beyond. We share their stories to highlight their efforts and inspire others.
The program also includes an award component. All educators who embody the spirit of the program are eligible for nomination by their peers and industry partners for teaching nutrition education and demonstrating outstanding advocacy. This year the criteria for nomination included, at a minimum, teaching science-based nutrition education. The additional factors considered during the selection process, such as incorporating nutrition into a school event or growing a school garden, are what set these educators apart.
A kindergarten teacher at Coeur d'Alene Avenue School in Venice, Calif., Mead has incorporated nutrition education into her classroom curriculum since she began teaching three years ago. She believes,
Learn more about Michelle why she teaches nutrition in her classroom and why she hopes to inspire others to do the same.
A kindergarten teacher at Blanche Reynolds Elementary School in Ventura, Calif., Miller has taught for over 24 years. She teaches nutrition education in her classroom because she believes it is vital for the success of her students. She shared,
Learn more about Sheryl why she teaches nutrition in her classroom and why she hopes to inspire others to do the same.
A first grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School in Stockton, Calif., Nealy has taught nutrition education to her students since she began teaching two years ago. An educator at a Title I, culturally diverse school, she believes,
Learn more about Michaela why she teaches nutrition in her classroom and why she hopes to inspire others to do the same.
A physical education teacher at Peter J Shields Elementary School in Rancho Cordova, Calif., Tamez has taught for five years and incorporated nutrition education as part of the physical education curriculum for the past two years. A strong advocate for healthy students, he believes,
Learn more about Chris why he teaches nutrition in his classroom and why he hopes to inspire others to do the same.
These four outstanding educators are recognized for their passion and their efforts in elevating the health of their students and school community by incorporating nutrition education in their curriculum. We appreciate their great work and ongoing commitment to student health!
If you would like to nominate an outstanding educator next school year, email us the name of the educator, school district and include a brief explanation for the nomination.
Nominations will be accepted through December 2020.