Create A Change Now Announces Interactive Nutrition Education Lessons to be Introduced to Support Clark County School District

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September 21, 2015

Create A Change Now Announces Interactive Nutrition Education Lessons to be Introduced to Support Clark County School District

Nutrition Lessons made possible by donation from Cashman Equipment Company

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LAS VEGAS – Create A Change Now, a local non-profit teaching at-risk students to plant, grow and cook fresh, healthy meals in order to prevent childhood obesity, partners with Clark County School District (CCSD) to develop interactive nutrition education lessons and materials made available to teachers throughout the district in support of Nevada Academic Content Standards in various subjects such as health and science starting in the fall of the 2016 school year.

Molly Michelman, MS, RDN, LD (registered dietitian and co-owner of The Food Connection), and faculty member of UNLV’s Nutrition Science program will develop exciting and interactive nutrition education-based lessons for K-5 students. The supplemental lessons will feature topics such as growing strong and healthy bodies, eating for energy, reading food labels to understand what is beneficial or potentially harmful, packing produce into meals and snacks that CCSD teachers can use to help and assist in implementing the curriculum. Michelman and select CCSD teachers will work in collaboration to provide insights to ensure lessons are age-appropriate, and will support Nevada Academic Content Standards and CCSD curriculum.

“By supporting the development of school learning gardens and by creating supplemental lessons about growing and preparing food grown in those gardens, Create a Change Now is helping CCSD teachers to educate and promote health and well-being of students,” said Cheryl Wagner, coordinator, CCSD School-community partnership program. “School-community partnerships like this provide valuable resources for our schools.”

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About Create A Change Now
Create A Change Now (CACN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is committed to educating and empowering children and their families by providing the resources needed to tackle childhood obesity and related diseases. CACN accomplishes its mission by adopting each school through its signature Healthy School, Healthy Life program and installing an edible desert garden within the school. These gardens serve as an instrument for CACN to plant seeds of change throughout each school and within each child. CACN’s Healthy School, Healthy Life program is designed to teach lifelong skills that will lead to happier, healthier, more productive lives.