Nutrition Education

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Chefs for Kids provides nutrition education through financial support to University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension’s Pick a better snack™ program. A portion of Chefs for Kids funding helps place educators into at-risk schools teaching children monthly how to make healthy eating choices.

Pick a better snack™ extends far beyond the school as the children take this knowledge home and share it with their parents. Impact facts include:

  • 39% of students reported increasing their fruit consumption
  • 46% of students reported increasing vegetable consumption
  • 76% of parents stated that their children were more willing to try new fruits and vegetables than they were previously
  • Fliers persuaded parents to purchase more fruits and vegetables than they normally did


Read more about the Pick a better snack™ program here.

Parent comments on the nutrition education program were quite positive.

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"My son came home and asked me to buy eggplant! Great program for the kids. Thank you!"

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"It was so good to try new things."

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"You teach her and she works hard on me and she works hard on me and my calories."

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"This really helped my picky eater try new foods. Thank you!"

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"My son loves the nutrition class! We work on being more aware of nutrition facts and how many fruits and vegetables we eat. Thank you."