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Go, Slow, Whoa
Go Slow Whoa

Program Overview

The Go, Slow, Whoa program is an easy way for children to categorize the foods they eat. By categorizing foods into the Go, Slow, and Whoa 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 encourages students to choose the healthiest foods, most often and to incorporate a balance of foods in their diet. By creating a common language to discuss the foods that are most beneficial in a diet, students can begin to make eating a balanced diet easy and natural.


The program will begin with a kick-off event and will continue with a combination of signage throughout the school building, serving line labeling of school foods, classroom education, and parent communication. This variety of components is meant to create a comprehensive program that touches students, teachers, administrators and parents.


The program is currently being brought to 11 wellness pilot elementary schools through a partnership between Cherry Creek Schools Food and Nutrition Services, Thrive for Life, Livewell Colorado and Channel 7.


Important Program Messages


Adults and children will eat a variety of Go, Slow, and Whoa foods each day, the key is to increase the consumption of ‘Go’ foods when possible and create meals and snacks that incorporate these foods.


At School

1.            Look for Go, Slow and Whoa symbols to help you eat right

2.           Put at least 2 Go foods on your tray every day

3.          And, don’t forget to play!

At Home

1.    Eat Smart. Play Hard ™

2.    Go for ‘Go’ foods anytime!

3.    Mix ‘Slow’ foods with ‘Go’ foods to make healthiest meals and snacks


For more information about the program,you may view the program's website, or feel free to contact Erika Edwards at or by phone at 720-886-7169. 

 Parent Information

GSWGroceryShoppingList.pdfGSWGroceryShoppingList.pdf - Use this list to help purchase "Go" foods for your Family.
GSWGroceryShoppingList_Spanish.pdfGSWGroceryShoppingList_Spanish.pdf -  Utilice esta lista para ayudar a los alimentos de compra vaya para su familia.
Giving Go Foods.pdfGiving Go Foods.pdf

 Staff/ Classroom Information

GSW Classroom Ideas.pdfGSW Classroom Ideas.pdf
- Ideas on how to incorporate "Go, Slow, Whoa" Information into your classroom.
GSWStaffFAQ.pdfGSWStaffFAQ.pdf - Answers to your most common questions regarding the program.
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