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Go, Slow, Whoa program helps students eat right

​Students at Fox Hollow Elementary in the Cherry Creek School District can tell you which foods they should eat anytime (such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains), which foods they should enjoy a little less often (like white bread and waffles), and what foods they should eat only once in a while (such as French fries or doughnuts). 

That’s because Fox Hollow students learned about the “Go, Slow, Whoa” program during a special assembly on January 19.  7News morning anchor Ana Cabrera and the Power Panther joined physical education teacher Luke Reynolds to teach kids the “Go, Slow, Whoa” system, which is an easy way for children to categorize the foods they eat.  By categorizing foods into Go, Slow and Whoa, using the visual of a traffic light, students can more easily identify the foods that they should eat most often (‘Go’ foods) and those they should save for treats (‘Whoa’ foods).

The program, adapted from the CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) program, encourages students to choose the healthiest foods most often and to incorporate a balance of foods in their diet.  The program complements the Cherry Creek School District’s Comprehensive Wellness Strategy, which focuses on the health and well-being of our students, staff, families and community.

The Go, Slow, Whoa program is being introduced at 11 Cherry Creek elementary schools this winter, and will be implemented at additional schools this fall, through a partnership between Cherry Creek School, the Thrive for Life grant, Livewell Colorado and Channel 7.

For more information about the “Go, Slow, Whoa” program, visit the Cherry Creek Schools Food and Nutrition Services website at

Posted 1/20/2012 11:25 AM
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