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Assessment Tools for School Food Programs and Environments

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 15, 2018

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

From Pho to Burritos: Highlighting Doug Davis, Director of Food Services for Burlington Public Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

With a background in the hotel and restaurant industry, and more than twenty years of work in child nutrition under his belt, it’s no surprise that Food...

Top 10 Tips for Working with Your Local Extension on Nutrition Education

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Cooperative Extension (also called Agricultural Extension) is a nationwide resource that brings research-based, practical information and classes to the...

The Culture of Cambridge: Successfully Incorporating Culturally Appropriate School Meals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

As racial and ethnic diversity continues to increase in the US, school food programs incorporating culturally appropriate meals are meeting students’...

Massachusetts Service Organizations Drive Initiatives to Provide Healthy, Culturally Diverse School Food

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Having grown up walking through the farmers’ markets of the San Francisco Bay Area, Alex Freeman immersed himself in the local and organic food culture that...

Bust a Move! How to Use Dance Breaks to Get Students Reenergized and Refocused in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Fostering classroom attention and participation can be as easy as “5, 6, 7, 8!” The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Program in Nutrition...

Marketing Nutrition: School Cafeteria Signage Resources

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Some searching reveals an abundance of cafeteria signage resources from colorful posters to cute stickers. This page offers a snapshot of some of those...

Savor the Flavor: In School Broccoli Tastings with Low Sodium Flavor Stations

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

Savor the Flavor (STF) is a k-6 school cafeteria and classroom promotion designed to encourage healthy food consumption like dark green vegetables.STF...

Together … We Can! Achieving Successful Partnerships

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

Partnerships are an excellent way to enhance programming. Decreased funding and staff hours, and increased learning objective demands can make it hard for...

How Food Service Directors and Staff Can Use Produce in the Cafeteria

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 21, 2016

We’ve all grown up hearing, “Eat your veggies!” but many of us never stop to think why, beyond a vague understanding that they are healthy.  Most of us would...

Obtaining and Processing Local Foods: A Food Service Director Perspective

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2016

While evidence about the benefits of eating local food continues to build, farm-to-school endeavors present challenges when considering unique needs of...

How Administrators Can Utilize a Local Wellness Policy to Its Full Potential

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 16, 2016

Local School Wellness Policies (LWPs) can be an easy and effective way to make your school a healthier environment.  After the passage of the 2004 Child...

How Students Can Effectively Voice Opinions about Nutrition in School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Nutrition is important to you, but how can you get your friends and classmates to care too?  Voicing your opinion about the school food environment is a...

The Blue Zones® Project: Bringing Positive Change to School Wellness

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 19, 2016

Blue Zones® is a health and wellness initiative founded by Dan Buettner.  He travelled all over the world researching communities.  The areas that he found...

Showcasing Food Services at School Events

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 08, 2015

With an estimated 55 million students in the US attending schools from preschool to 12th grade, schools are in an ideal position to have a significant impact...

How to Find a Teacher to Supervise Your Student Nutrition Action Committee

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 08, 2015

You’ve begun planning, organizing, and recruiting members for your club, but all school activities usually require a teacher’s supervision.  Once you’ve...

How to Engage Parents in School Wellness Policies and Action Plans

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 06, 2015

Parents can be key players in school wellness efforts.  From wellness committee membership to volunteering at one-time events, parents provide valuable...

Tried and True Tips for Clearly Communicating Your Messages

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 02, 2015

Whether you’re doing a 3-minute TV interview or a 30-minute Back-to-School night presentation, creating a simple action plan can mean the difference between...

How to Recruit New School Nutrition Action Committee Members

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Your school’s Student Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) is a great resource for students interested in nutrition, but how can you make sure students join the...

Creative Ways to Advertise & Generate Interest in Your School’s Local Wellness Policy (LWP)

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Kate Hoy, Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition ProgramsSmarter Lunchroom Movement 

Popular Ideas for Student Nutrition Action Committee Events and Fundraisers

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

A Student Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) is a great way for you to make your schools healthier by influencing students to make healthier food choices in...

Generating Buy-In From School Administration Officials

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

While most members of the school community are generally in favor of changes that can improve the school environment for students, one of the challenges that...

Benefits of Being a School Nutrition Action Committee Student President

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 26, 2014

A Student Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) gives students who are interested in promoting healthy habits the opportunity to work within the school to...

Do You Know What’s Happening in Your Lunchroom? Healthy Lunch Tips for School Administrators

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 24, 2014

The lunchroom can be viewed as the ‘learning laboratory’ for nutrition and health lessons. For this reason, it is important to know what is going on in the...

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