Here’s a homework assignment I actually enjoyed: Make a fun video promoting healthy food!
Creating the video was part of a school lunch menu project for my Foodservice Management class. (SO many classes to become a registered dietitian.) Specifically, we had to design a week-long menu that met the nutritional specifications of the National School Lunch Program. Then we had to create a 2-3 minute video promoting the healthy choices on offer.
Of course, my menu was plant-powered—not to mention totally yummy! You probably also won’t be surprised to learn that a nutritional analysis revealed it was rich in protein, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C, and packed some superhero phytochemicals to boot.
In the video, though, I focused on the powerful benefits of a specific vegetable served each day (seeing as to how spaghetti with no-meat balls and chocolate-banana brownies pretty well sell themselves). I reworked the video a little bit for Veggie Quest, so it’s less about lunch and more about YOUR great health.
Hopefully you’ll smile, laugh, and maybe even be inspired to eat a SUPERVEGGIE today!