Eat Smart Broward™ Go, Slow, Whoa Food Labeling in Broward Cou…BRHPC – Broward Regional Health Planning Council’s TOUCH Broward -Transforming Our Community’s Health Initiative has partnered with Broward County Public Schools and other local organizations to launch the Eat Smart Broward™ Initiative. This innovative, evidence based program, is based on the simple Go, Slow, Whoa “traffic light” food labeling system to help people make healthier food choices more often. Starting this year, Broward residents will start seeing “GO” icons and labeling in school cafeterias, participating restaurants, neighborhood stores, and public parks!This video helps inform and educate #Broward County students about Go, Slow and Whoa foods and how the Eat Smart Broward™ initiative will help them stay healthy and ready to learn! Broward County Public Schools staff members and students will find an easy to understand “traffic light” color coding approach to healthy food selection where the healthier menu items are identified with a “Green is for Go foods” icon. Educational materials will be available in the cafeteria and classrooms with fun ways to identify the healthiest options as Go foods and should be eaten the most often; Yellow is for Slow foods indicating these are higher in fat, added sugar and salt, and should not be eaten every day; Red is for Whoa foods indicating these are often highly processed foods low in nutrients, high in calories, sugar and fat and should only be eaten once in a while and in small portions. This business friendly approach has shown to assist people of all ages in making healthier food choices for the short- and long-term, including at the point-of-reach and point-of-sale. Besides the obvious health benefits of a healthier diet, Go foods help students pay better attention, have the energy to learn throughout the day and achieve higher test scores. Learn more at http://TOUCHBroward.org

Posted by TOUCH Broward -Transforming Our Community’s Health on Monday, August 17, 2015

 

 

BRHPC – Broward Regional Health Planning Councilscreen-shot-2016-12-16-at-11-28-53-am‘s TOUCH Broward -Transforming Our Community’s Health Initiative has partnered with Broward County Public Schools and other local organizations to launch the Eat Smart Broward™ Initiative. This innovative, evidence based program, is based on the simple Go, Slow, Whoa “traffic light” food labeling system to help people make healthier food choices more often. Starting this year, Broward residents will start seeing “GO” icons and labeling in school cafeterias, participating restaurants, neighborhood stores, and public parks!

This video helps inform and educate Broward County students about Go, Slow and Whoa foods and how the Eat Smart Broward™ initiative will help them stay healthy and ready to learn! Broward County Public Schools staff members and students will find an easy to understand “traffic light” color coding approach to healthy food selection where the healthier menu items are identified with a “Green is for Go foods” icon.

Educational materials will be available in the cafeteria and classrooms with fun ways to identify the healthiest options as Go foods and should be eaten the most often; Yellow is for Slow foods indicating these are higher in fat, added sugar and salt, and should not be eaten every day; Red is for Whoa foods indicating these are often highly processed foods low in nutrients, high in calories, sugar and fat and should only be eaten once in a while and in small portions.

This business friendly approach has shown to assist people of all ages in making healthier food choices for the short- and long-term, including at the point-of-reach and point-of-sale. Besides the obvious health benefits of a healthier diet, Go foods help students pay better attention, have the energy to learn throughout the day and achieve higher test scores.

 

Please click here to watch a short video on Eat Smart Broward.