Healthy Military Families began as a nutrition education event sponsored by Siggi’s Dairy in late 2017. The event provided education to the families of Scott AFB, IL and provided them with fresh produce, cooking skills and techniques, education, gardening advice, and resources for physical activity.
Since that event, HMF has continued providing nutrition to schools with a large population of military children. Each year, hundreds of children are given nutrition education with the following objectives at the elementary school level:
- Increase fruit and vegetable consumption
- Decrease the amount of added sugars from drinks
- Learn how to read the nutrition facts panel (food label)
- Get excited about healthy eating
Through specially developed lesson plans, children are engaged and led into active education about nutrition.
If you would like to be involved with Healthy Military Families, please fill out the contact information below:
If you are a dietitian and would like to give your time to provide nutrition eduction to a school with military kids, the lesson plans will be provided to you at no cost.