Content tagged "develop healthy eating dialogues"

Kids Who See Their Veggies See a Brighter Future

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 23, 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...

Why Buy? Comparing the Cost of Packing Versus Buying School Lunch

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Families must consider many factors when deciding whether their child will purchase school meals, or bring a packed lunch from home.  The nutrition content...

Tips for Writing Successful Grants

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Grant writing can feel intimidating if you have never done it before.  However, by following a few quick tips and getting a little hands on practice, you...

Grant Writing Tips Part II: 10 Ways to Improve Your Grant Application

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Here are some practical tips that can help you with successful grant writing.  (Don’t forget to check out Part I as well!)Good luck!Read Part One: Tips for...

Follow the 4-H Healthy Food Guidelines and Enjoy Our New Recipe Book for Healthy Youth!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Finding quick, healthy, economical snacks that kids enjoy can prove difficult for educators and families alike. Luckily, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s...

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

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 20, 2017

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

Process Evaluation Results of a Smarter Lunchrooms Study in New York State Middle Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 06, 2017

School food environments are a common target of childhood obesity prevention initiatives, though buy-in from school staff is an essential component of...

Spice it up! Putting Together a Low-Sodium Flavor Station in the School Cafeteria

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 24, 2017

This presentation is designed to provide attendees with practical, easy tips for putting together a low-sodium flavor station in the school cafeteria....

Implementing Smarter Lunchroom Makeovers in New York State middle schools: Results of process evaluation

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 08, 2017

Due in part to the broach reach of school meals programs and the potential negative impact of competitive foods with minimal nutritional value, school food...

Hands-On Nutrition Education: No Field Trip Required!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Extending the learning environment beyond the classroom is a great way to engage students with hands-on activities and fresh perspectives and you don’t have...

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...

5 Benefits of Getting Involved with Schools: for Health Professionals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

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: December 23, 2016

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

Youth Food Choices at School: Do Families Matter?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

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...

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

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

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

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...

Finding Common Ground Amid Changing Standards for School Food

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

As issues of childhood obesity continue to make the headlines, the USDA is proposing new regulations on schools as part of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act...

Why Choose Whole Grains for Your Kids?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

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...

Youth Advocacy and Youth-Adult Partnerships for Combatting Childhood Obesity

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Youth advocacy is a tool increasingly used to engage youth in promoting positive community changes. In a literature review on the topic, Shawna Hite and...

Assessment Tools for School Food Programs and Environments

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

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: December 23, 2016

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

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...

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...

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...

Social Media Toolkit for Extension Professionals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Health professionals are working in the schools to positively impact the way children make healthy food choices and ensure that access to healthy foods is...

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