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Nutrition Rainbow

Nutrition Rainbow Bristol Tennessee City Schools January 30-February 3

What colors make a healthy diet?

During the week of January 30 through February 3, BTCS elementary school students will learn about the colors of a healthy diet with our first-ever Nutrition Rainbow event.

Each day, school district administrators, dressed as fruits and vegetables, will visit an elementary school to provide students samples of the items listed in the chart below, plus a sticker for giving the food a try. In addition, the lunch menu on each of the days will incorporate items of the featured colors.

To further highlight the program, all students will receive a packet of fun items and educational materials related to healthy eating. Teachers were also provided classroom activities for the week. One of the activities was a color and cut salad collage for display in the school cafeterias. The week’s events are sponsored by the district’s departments of school nutrition and Coordinated School Health.

“The goal of this program is to educate students about the importance and fun of eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables every day,” said Jennifer Burleson, director of school nutrition for Bristol Tennessee City Schools. “Using a rainbow as a guide, you can help children benefit from a wide range of vitamins and minerals. No single fruit or vegetable provides all the nutrients we need.”

Students are asked to dress in the color of the day! The colors for the week will go in order of those of the rainbow, ROY G BIV, using the schedule below:

  • Monday: Red
  • Tuesday: Orange
  • Wednesday: Yellow
  • Thursday: Green
  • Friday: Blue/Purple

Menu items for each day will also include foods of the day's color. Menus are available here.

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