Content tagged "develop healthy eating dialogues"

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...

Daily Water Recommendation

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

Water, what is the Big Deal? Up to 60% of the adult human body is water. Everyone has heard the recommendation to drink 8 glasses of water a day, but how...

The Importance of Lean Protein in Children’s Diets

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

Protein is one of the three macronutrients, types of foods we need in large amounts, alongside fat and carbohydrates, in order to maintain a healthy diet. ...

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...

Cooking with Kids: Opportunities for Partnerships

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 06, 2017

From learning lifelong skills to improving diet to fostering a sense of responsibility and accomplishment, the benefits of cooking with children are...

Foodie U: Mindful Eating for Families

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 05, 2017

Foodie U: Mindful Eating for Families was developed as part of the Foodie U project at California State University, Chico. Mindful eating refers to paying...

Seek Parental Involvement in Smarter Lunchrooms Movement Initiatives

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

Children’s food preferences are influenced by their parents and families from their very first bites. Whether Mom or Dad is a gourmet chef or the family...

From Farm to School: Increasing Children’s Fruit and Vegetable Intake through School Food Co-ops

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Despite many public health efforts, fruit and vegetable intake among US children is still below recommendations, particularly among racial/ethnic minorities...

Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Parents Making a Difference!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Learn about the new Collaboration for Health, Activity, and Nutrition in Children’s Environments (CHANCE) curriculum titled: Healthy Children, Healthy...

News You can Use: Tips for Your School Newsletter

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

School newsletters are an effective way to communicate all kinds of information to families in your school or district.  Newsletters are a great place to...

Parent Advocates: How You Can Help to Get a Salad Bar in Your Child’s School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Did you know that a salad bar can offer all of the components of a USDA approved school lunch including, fruit, vegetable, whole grain, and meat/meat...

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...

How Peer and Parental Influences Affect Meal Choices

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

It is well understood that WHAT we eat can impact our health. However, WHO we eat with can also have a significant influence on our choices. In children as...

Nutritional Gatekeepers: Begin a Journey to Healthy Eating

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

A “nutritional gatekeeper” is the person who acquires and prepares food for the family. A child’s nutritional gatekeeper, often his or her mother, can have...

Eating Practices at Home: Parents’ Perception

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Encouraging healthy eating practices at home provides a model for children that instills long term healthy eating behaviors.In the fall of 2012, researchers...

Show Me the Research! 10 Studies on the Importance of The National School Lunch Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Since childhood obesity has tripled over the past thirty years, critics of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) have suggested that the program...

Why Choose Whole Grains for Your Kids?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Is your child’s favorite cereal Honey Nut Cheerios? Do they love snacking on popcorn? Without even knowing it, your kids are enjoying the benefits of whole...

Vegetables, Kids, and Healthy Appetites

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

There is an ever increasing number of children not eating their recommended daily serving of vegetables.  One survey reported that almost 60% of children are...

Changes in School Lunch

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act makes school lunch healthier for our children. All foods sold in schools will eventually have to meet specific nutrition...

Youth Food Choices at School: Do Families Matter?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Whether a child chooses to pick up that piece of pizza or that salad in school has more reasoning behind it than we may think. There are a multitude of...

5 Benefits of Getting Involved with Schools: for Health Professionals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Health professionals are busy people.  With everything they have to do already, many ask: why should I get involved with one more thing?  Getting involved...

Wellness Beyond the Lunchroom: How to Advocate for Wellness within the Whole School Environment

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Providing delicious and nutritious foods in the lunchroom is a huge step in creating a healthy environment for students. Maintaining healthy behaviors in...

Kids Who See Their Veggies See a Brighter Future

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

When it comes to eating vegetables, sometimes kids don’t budge. Parents dread seeing their children’s disgusted facial expressions in the presence of leafy...

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’...

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