Nutrition Outreach Workers
Nutrition Outreach Workers at Balboa High School, Lincoln High School, and Willie Brown Middle School carry out nutrition-focused wellness initiatives at their school sites. NOWs promote California Specialty Crops available at local Farmers’ Markets to other students, staff, and families. NOWs engage their peers through taste tests of fruits and vegetables, educational events, and classroom presentations. Through their work, this group addresses issues of food justice and diet-based illnesses disproportionately present in their communities.
Projects & Events
Tea Distribution Event @ Lincoln High
Lincoln High School Nutrition Outreach Workers hand out tea during finals week. A lot of students turn to sugary drinks during stressful times to feel better or have more energy.
Herbal tea is a great, sugar-free alternative that can help calm nerves and improve your mental state.
Welcome Mandarins @ Lincoln High
Lincoln High School Nutrition Outreach Workers welcome their peers to a new school year with mandarins.
Mandarins are super sweet and nutritious. Mandarins can represent good fortune and are a great way to mark new beginnings.
Smoothies and Trivia @ Willie Brown
Reviewing School Meals
Wellness Wall @ Lincoln High
Superfoods Days @ Balboa High
NOWs participated in the bi-annual Superfoods Day event at Balboa High School. NOWs made smoothies, guacamole, and served spa water at different stations to educate their peers about Harvest of the Month produce.
Harvest of the Month Strawberry Parfait
Nutrition Outreach Worker Juliana shows us how to make a sweet parfait recipe that highlights the strawberry Harvest of the Month!
Meet Our Nutrition Outreach Workers
Balboa High School Nutrition Outreach Workers