Content tagged "discover additional school food opportunities"

A Guide to Gardening in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 16, 2017

Garden-based learning activities in the classroom promote science, math, reading, and  allow students to increase their awareness of the environment and...

Breakfast in the Classroom: What Advocates Say

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Numerous studies show that eating breakfast has great impact on children’s ability to learn. According to the Food Research and Action Center, eating...

Five Things to Know About “Water in Schools”

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

What is “Water in Schools”?Water in Schools is a project sponsored by the California Department of Health and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and...

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...

Using Veggies from School Gardens in Recipes

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

School gardens are a great way to introduce children to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.  Studies have shown that children who are involved in the...

Maintenance of Students’ Physical Activity During the Holidays

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Holidays tend to be synonymous with extra calories and decreased physical activity. People may consume more because of food served at holiday parties or...

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...

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...

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...

Gourmet School Lunches with Chefs Move to Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 28, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama is calling on chefs to join the fight against childhood obesity by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school...

An Introduction to: Team Nutrition

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

VisionIn 1995, the School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children regulations updated nutrition standards to ensure that school meals were consistent with the...

Tips to Create Active Classroom Celebrations

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 05, 2016

Classroom parties are an important part of the overall school wellness environment.  Incorporating physical activity into celebrations offers an opportunity...

Smart Snacks Resources to Help Schools with Implementation and Environmental Change

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

The Smart Snacks in School standards went into effect on July 1, 2014 in an effort to improve the nutritional quality of snack foods and beverages sold...

Think Breakfast!-- Increasing Breakfast Consumption in New York State

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We have all heard that obesity is becoming epidemic among our children. We all want...

Power Up with Breakfast for a Winning School Day

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

Do you dream of a low cost, easy way to help students who struggle achieve academic success? One answer may be as close as the school cafeteria breakfast...

Breakfast and the Brain: How Eating Breakfast Impacts School Performance

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

The claim that breakfast is the most important meal of the day has an abundance of sound science behind it. A brief compiled by the Food Research and Action...

Help Reduce Food Allergens in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

Many practices in school classrooms put students with food allergies at risk. Simple solutions can greatly reduce the risk of allergic reaction. The first...

How to Talk to Your Child’s School about Food Allergies

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

If your child has food allergies, it is important to ensure your child’s needs are being met at school. The following information is intended to help you...

Off to the Market: Visiting a Farmers Market with Children

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2016

From sweet, juicy berries to crisp, tangy kale, fresh and healthy foods are bountiful at farmers’ markets.  While adults may focus on their shopping list,...

Celebrate Food Day

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 24, 2016

Each year on October 24th, people across the country participate in events to celebrate Food Day. This annual event is meant to encourage and inspire...

Avoid the Holiday Hiatus from Health – and Start the New Year Right!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 24, 2016

December is often the month where we indulge in a variety of holiday goodies, but with a little awareness about common pitfalls, you can resolve to get your...

The BreakfastFirst Campaign in California

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

BackgroundThe BreakfastFirst Campaign is a three year initiative to help California's students reach their full potential and California's schools maximize...

From Plant to Plate: Benefits of Farm to School Programs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

There are many farm-to-school programs, at the national, state, and regional level. The overarching objectives of these programs are uniform; to incorporate...

Resources for Promoting Healthy Holiday Fun in School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

“If all the year were playing holidays; To sport would be as tedious as to work.”-- William ShakespeareFood is often a key ingredient of holiday parties and...

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