The Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s award-winning program, Healthfully Ever After ™, has now become part of all second grade curriculums in the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). The Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Healthfully Ever After ™ program addresses the issue of childhood obesity and poor nutrition through education on positive nutrition choices and healthy lifestyles. Additionally, the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale provides hands on opportunities for students to make their own healthy granola snacks through our Grab and Go Granola program and illustrate for them that good foods are easy to make and taste good too.
This program has received numerous accolades including being named the BCPS Partner of the Year in 2009. In 2011 this program was awarded the United States Department of Agriculture’s 2011 Best Practice Award for promoting a Healthy School Environment.
- Broward County Public Schools
- Museum of Discovery and Science
How it works
The goal of the Healthfully Ever After program is to educate children on positive nutrition choices and healthy lifestyles by teaching them to make healthy food choices and teaching them about where food comes from. Children are encouraged to share their new knowledge with their family members to encourage better food choices for their entire family.
What’s the impact?
In the past five years nutritional education has evolved, moving away from the food pyramid and instead focusing on a plate that clearly illustrates how much of each type of food you should eat. As a result, the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale would like to update their curriculum and all materials to reflect this change and others, and “re-launch” the kits back into the second grade classrooms. This will allow the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale to re-evaluate the kits and give them an opportunity to reengage with the schools. They also would like to expand their current Grab and Go Granola program to make it available to more students.
To date kits have been distributed to 39 local schools.