Content tagged "afterschool programs"

Selecting an Effective Out of School Time Cooking Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 13, 2017

Often when you ask children, “What subject would you like to learn more about?” cooking is a common response.  When children engage in learning about food...

Eat It Up: Afterschool Program Resources

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

Afterschool hours can provide an opportunity to work with young people in a more informal setting than during the school day. Educators and afterschool...

As a Parent, How Can You Help With A School Health Fair?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 14, 2017

Overall health is very important to many parents. Most want what’s best for their child, and it all starts with health!  Many schools already have health...

Feature Series: Healthy Afterschool Programming Resources

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 14, 2017

Afterschool programs provide an opportunity to engage students in healthy projects and activities such as lessons, fundraisers, school gardens, and physical...

Grow This, Eat That! Youth Learning Healthy Living through Gardening and Culinary Programs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Brevard County Extension and Family Nutrition Program along with Brevard County Public...

Assessment Tools for School Food Programs and Environments

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

Assessment is the first step in identifying opportunities for improvement and starting a planning process for making schools even healthier. This page...

The Cornell Healthy After-School Environment (CHASE) Self-Assessment Tool: Encouraging Supportive Food and Activity Environments

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

Developed by Wendy Wolfe, Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences, and Sally Crosiar, healthypeoplelearn.com, the Cornell Healthy After-School...

Nutrition Program Spotlight: Wholesome Waves’ Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Wholesome Wave is a non-profit organization with a vision of making local and healthy foods affordable and accessible to all, and is particularly focused on...

Taking Dairy Lessons into the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Many students think milk comes from the grocery store, they don’t realize the journey it travels before it gets there.  The Dairy Council of Florida has...

“I’ve Never Tried That Before:” The Story Behind One Afterschool Garden

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

“I’ve never tried that before,” said Jane* before she ate a fresh bell pepper from the Cambridge 4-H Afterschool garden located in Cocoa, Florida.  Jane...

Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness (CHFFF) and Choose Health Action Teens (CHAT): Research-Based Resources for Youth Educators

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

What are they? Housed in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, Food and Nutrition Education in Communities programs include...

Healthy Fundraising Guidelines

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Creating fundraising events that encourage health can be a challenge but there are many options for creative, innovative fundraisers that will encourage...

Backpack Programs Impact More than Student’s Hunger

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

For some students whose families experience food insecurity or hunger, the only consistent meals that they receive may be the ones served at school. As a...

Curriculum Review: Accompanying Resource for Middle School Children In Defense of Food PBS Documentary

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

In Defense of Food is a project of Kikim Media, LLC. The centerpiece of the project is a two-hour PBS documentary. It also includes a web site...

Mooga: Cow Inspired Yoga

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

The Dairy Council of Florida has developed Mooga, cow inspired yoga, as an interactive activity that helps strengthen bones and teach about the health...

Food Day Curriculum: Science Lessons for Healthier Students and Communities

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 06, 2016

Each year on October 24th, Food Day is celebrated nationwide with a goal of helping people learn to “eat real.” The event, created by the Center for Science...

Summer Health Resources for Parents and Families

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

During the summer months, kids put the thought of school on the back burner, but the same doesn’t have to go for eating smart and staying active! The USDA’s...

Can Concession Stands Profit from a Healthy Makeover?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 24, 2016

Nachos, hot-dogs, and buttered popcorn: what do these foods have in common? They are all American sporting event concession stand classics! Concession stands...

Healthy Fundraising

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 04, 2016

Promoting healthy behaviors outside of the classroom is a natural way to encourage hands-on learning; why then, do we use candy and other sweets to raise...

Healthy Hosting Toolkit

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 07, 2015

Incorporating wellness resources and activities into your school’s community event is a cost-effective way of providing valuable health information and...

Cougar Cupboard – Addressing Hunger through Community Support

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 27, 2015

School food service staff and teachers on the frontline in their communities are aware of the prevalence and impact that hunger causes among students. One...

Summer Food Safety

It’s important to take food safety seriously all the time, and extra vigilance in the summer may be necessary as foodborne illnesses increase during the...

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