ASK A DIETITIAN
Nutrition education is important, both in and out of the classroom. We have designed this webpage as a resource for families in our community. We hope this page provides an opportunity for students and parents alike to get answers to questions about nutrition and wellness from our team of registered dietitians.
Jane Zentko, MS, RD, LDN
Contract Compliance Director, Food Service
Duval County Public Schools
Do you have general questions about health, wellness, or nutrition?
Fill out this form to submit your questions to our team of dietitans. Your (anonymous) question may appear on this page!
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Recently Asked Questions
How much water should I drink each day?
The amount of water needed each day varies from person to person, but a general recommendation is 8-11 cups per day. You may need more depending on your level of activity (exercise), the outside temperature and your overall health. To stay well-hydrated, keep a re-usable water bottle with you that has the measurements labeled on the side, so you can easily keep track of your intake throughout the day. Not a fan of plain water? Try adding fresh citrus juice, cucumber slices or berries for extra flavor!
What is MyPlate?
MyPlate is an easy guide that shows you how to make a healty plate by choosing foods from all five food groups, including fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy.
The food groups are displayed as five different sections on the MyPlate model. The sections are grouped together by the similar nutrients they contain. You'll notice that some sections of the plate are bigger than others to show that you should eat more foods from those groups and fewer foods from the groups in the smaller sections.
To learn more about the MyPlate model, visit choosemyplate.gov.