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Bright Idea

INNOVATION

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Getting Started

Creativity is the act of coming up with a new idea, while innovation occurs when the idea is implemented. If you are ready to take a risk and turn a creative idea (that boosts school nutrition) into an innovation, then this badge is for you!

Steps To Earn This Badge

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Step 1 - Ask the Students

Sometimes all you need to do is plant a seed of an idea and then others will make it grow. Share your enthusiasm for innovation with students and see where it goes. Encourage students to contribute ideas as well!

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Step 2 - Start a Conversation

The best innovations happen as people talk through their ideas with others. Don’t keep your ideas a secret!

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Step 3 - Do a Nutrition Checkup

Before implementing your innovative idea to boost school nutrition, be sure to use credible sources of nutrition information and highlight positive aspects of food and eating. Refer to Tips for Improving School Nutrition (see Tools). These tips must be followed to earn this badge.

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Step 4 - Make it Fun

Excitement is often the key to successful innovation. Be sure to spread your excitement and enthusiasm with others!