Content tagged "encourage kids to eat healthy food"

Fresh and Fast: A New Look for School Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 14, 2017

Many schools are adopting alternative ways for students to have access to school breakfast including breakfast in the classroom, grab and go stations, and...

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...

Foodtastic 4-H Field Trips Packed into The Tiny Market

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

What can you do when you can’t bring the kids to the farmers market for a field trip?  You bring the field trip to the kids!  With the support of a grant...

Smarter Mealtimes for Early Childhood Education Settings: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice for Young Children

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

In June 2017, the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement National Office introduced the Smarter Mealtimes Scorecard for early childhood education (ECE) settings created...

Farm to School Success Story: Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week Celebrates with Local Maryland Apples

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

On an early fall day in September, 450 students at Washington Grove Elementary School learned first-hand what locally grown Maryland apples taste like—and...

How to Measure School Lunchroom Success!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

What does success look like in school food? Now a-days community pressure and the public eye are demanding that school food prove it’s worth…but how? Success...

Feature Series: School Breakfast Programs and Successes

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

This content series examines the importance of school breakfast and highlights some successful breakfast programs and initiatives that nourish students and...

Flint Community Schools Sees 21% increase in School Breakfast Participation

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

boostbreakfast.comChildren who eat breakfast are better prepared to learn, and school breakfast is proven to boost school achievement.  Through a USDA Team...

Harvest of the Month

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Florida’s Farm-to- School Harvest of the Month program provides educational materials that highlight a different Florida-grown food item each month. The...

Waiting in the Lunch line: It Doesn’t Have to be Wasted Time

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Fidgety, distracted, bored: these adjectives are synonymous with waiting in line. Add hunger and consider that those in line are young children in a lunch...

Simple Tricks to Reduce Waste and Increase Veggie & Fruit Consumption in the Lunchroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Dr. David Just, Co-Director of Cornell’s Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs and one of the leaders the Healthy Food Choices in...

Easy, Healthy Classroom Birthday Celebrations That Parents and Kids Will Love!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

A child’s birthday is a wonderful reason to celebrate!  Very often, a child will have multiple birthday parties/celebrations: at home with family, at a park...

Leading by Example - How School Employees Can Create a Culture of Wellness

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 13, 2016

When students see educators choose healthy foods and promoting active lifestyles, they are more likely to participate in similar health-promoting behaviors....

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