the 2017-2018 INEP results are in

Thanks to our INEP schools, nearly 11,000 students received our nutrition lessons in 535 classrooms throughout Colorado.   Our evaluation shows that students are improving their health behaviors while also making positive changes in the home. See our highlights below.


Impacts on Students:

Parents report their children are eating more fruit (91%) and vegetables (87%).

Students are drinking fewer sugary drinks and are drinking more water.

Teachers report 93% of students are more willing to try new foods.

98% of students are more knowledgeable about nutrition and making healthy choices.

Impacts at Home:

Nutrition classes, recipes, and newsletters have changed the way families cook and eat in their homes.

Families report eating more fruits and vegetables and preparing healthier snacks for their children.

Parents and children are making the INEP take-home recipes together.

One teacher commented, “Students would ask for extra recipes so they could make sure their parents would buy the items at the store!”

Impacts on the School Environments and Policies:

INEP helped 10 schools create or maintain a policy regarding healthy foods/drinks for classroom celebrations and parties.

“We strongly believe in this program and see every day the positive impact it makes on our classrooms.  We firmly know that INEP has significantly held an important role in our students, staff and families’ lives…”

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