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Got Veggies? Eat Smart Challenge Encourages District Employees to Rethink Sugary Treats

Got Veggies? Eat Smart Challenge Encourages District Employees to Rethink Sugary Treats
Posted on 02/20/2015
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On the Move to a Healthier You

Think about the last time you ate lunch. Were there any fruits or vegetables on your plate?

Hard working individuals can easily forget to eat the right amount of fruits and veggies the body needs to be healthy and protect against chronic diseases. For these reasons, Pasadena ISD invites employees to make a four-week commitment to eat at least five servings of fruits and/or vegetables daily throughout the Eat Smart Fruit and Vegetable Challenge.  

Beginning March 2 through March 31, Eat Smart challenges employees to rethink snacks and switch out processed carbs and sugary snacks for fruits and vegetables. Participants are encouraged to use the My Tracking Sheet form as a guide. At the end of the month, tally the number of days at least five servings of fruits and vegetables were consumed and record the number on the My Tracking Sheet Form. Submit the form to the Campus Health Advisory Committee chair, department director or designated representative by April 1 for a chance to win prizes.

Individuals who eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables for at least 21 days will have their names put into a drawing for prizes. Campuses and Departments with at least 10 percent participation will also have a chance to win prizes. 

Click on the picture to download the My Tracking Sheet form and Get on the Move to a Healthier You. Visit the ChooseMyPlate.gov link to find out what counts as a cup of fruits and vegetables.

Tracking Sheet Form