The Program

Here is a quick little video that goes over the basic elements of Fuel

After being taxed with the task of creating a curriculum for healthy cooking, we decided a better and less effectively addressed issue is the lack of preparation given to students to make good, healthy choices about what they are eating. Registered dietitians and other experts in the food industry attended our monthly cohort meetings, so that we could learn more about the issue. After extensive research, we decided to adapted a local dietitian’s model of scoring foods.

We added our own twist to her system after consulting the USDA dietary guidelines for Americans. We developed 6 principles based on the key recommendations, which help us to code foods.Creating the tools for students to use when eating was the easy part. Finding a permanent home for our project took time, but we ultimately partnered with Union Public Schools as they share our dedication to create an informed, nutrition minded generation.

Fuel is multi-faceted. We reach kids in the cafeteria, in the classroom, and at home. How? Food rating cards with a 0, 1, 2, or 3 are posted throughout a school cafeteria. In-class video lessons and additional subject-themed activities are then shown and distributed to the students. For example, in biology class, students will code ten foods on their own based on a nutrition criteria. With knowledge of what is nutritious (3) and what is not (0), students are able to practically apply Fuel principles on their own at home.

All of those materials and others like it can be found in the Bring Fuel to Your School tab.

Currently, we are working on adapting our curriculum to fit other grade levels and extending our program to other school districts around the country. If you would like to know more about our materials such as the 3-2-1-0 system, the 6 principles, and other components of the solution to teenage obesity, please visit the solution tab under our philosophy. If you like what you’re hearing and would like to adopt Fuel at your school, please feel free to frequent the Bring Fuel to Your School link listed below for more information regarding franchising.
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