Content tagged "encourage kids to eat healthy foods"

Smarter, Brighter, and More Inviting Salad Bars: Marshall Public Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

At Marshall Public Schools in Marshall, Michigan the salad bars were redesigned. Food service staff made some adjustments to their salad bar in effort to...

Building Relationships to Support Change

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

We are pleased to announce the Smarter Lunchroom Movement of California Collaborative webinar for all Technical Assistance Providers and those aspiring to...

Love of Eating. Fear of Food. How to Empower Consumers in an Age of Mistrust

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

As the world is increasingly connected with nutrition information – and misinformation, it is important to provide balance and perspective through meaningful...

Dairy Council of California’s Healthy Breakfast Online Resources for Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

According to the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, “Evidence suggests that breakfast consumption may improve cognitive function related to...

United States of Smarter Lunchrooms: Stories from Michigan, Washington, and Illinois Incorporating Evidence-Based Tools Provided by Smarter Lunchrooms National Office

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

The Smarter Lunchroom Movement has diffused widely and rapidly in California. To support this movement, community and health professionals are developing and...

Eat It Up: Afterschool Program Resources

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

Afterschool hours can provide an opportunity to work with young people in a more informal setting than during the school day. Educators and afterschool...

Introduction to Tray Waste Data Collection Techniques

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

Do you want to dig deeper into understanding what students are actually eating? It’s not nutrition until it is eaten, which is why we invite you to join us...

How to Engage Youth with Smarter Lunchroom Strategies

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

Engaging youth is a critical component to successfully implementing Smarter Lunchrooms Movement and meeting the needs of the SLM customer- the...

Eat, Play, Love—Raising Healthy Eaters

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

During this 60-minute webinar, speakers provide “real world” answers to the following questions:Articles to support the webinar Eat Play Love on Raising...

From Potato Chips to Mini Meals: Optimizing Nutrient Quality of Snacks

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

With snacking on the rise across all ages and demographics, it’s time we take our mini meals seriously. The average American consumes about one-quarter of...

Utilizing Teens as Teachers to Promote Healthy Living

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 16, 2017

The goal of many youth development programs is teaching leadership skills to young people. One of the best ways to do this is to give youth opportunities to...

Feature Series: Healthy Afterschool Programming Resources

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 14, 2017

Afterschool programs provide an opportunity to engage students in healthy projects and activities such as lessons, fundraisers, school gardens, and physical...

Healthful Celebrations in Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

There are many fun ways to celebrate special events in schools.  Check out these ideas.What a teacher can do:What a parent/caregiver can do:For more healthy...

Feeding Children and Teens during the Summer: Summer Food Service Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Have you ever wondered how children are fed during the summer months when school is out? Some children may have access to food at home, but many children do...

The Impact of Smarter Lunchroom Coaches: Grand Rapids Public Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

The lunchroom at Palmer Elementary School in Grand Rapids Michigan has been selling more fruits and vegetables than ever before with the help of Michigan...

Partnerships Create Culture of Health:Timbuktu Academy

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

Timbuktu Academy in Detroit, Michigan utilizes partnerships to engage and teach students about healthy living and eating through many fun, relevant, and...

Partner to Power Smarter Lunchrooms: Crystal Area Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

With the help of Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Staff, Food Service Director Michael Wensel decided to conduct a Smarter Lunchrooms assessment at...

Smarter Lunchroom Moves that Work: Grand Rapids Public Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

In Grand Rapids Public Schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan, assistant food service director Amy Klinkoski says that simple steps such as improving aesthetics,...

School Gardens Engage Students: Traverse Heights Elementary School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

The Traverse Heights Elementary School garden program in Traverse City, Michigan teaches students about the importance of healthy food and healthy eating....

Student Input Fuels Participation: Crystal Area Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

At Crystal Area Middle and High schools in Carson City, Michigan food service director Michael Wensel really focuses on getting to know the students better...

Smarter Lunchroom Student Teams: Walters Elementary School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

Allowing students to be involved in the food service program at Walters Elementary School in Marshall, Michigan helped staff and Michigan State University...

Grow This, Eat That! Youth Learning Healthy Living through Gardening and Culinary Programs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Brevard County Extension and Family Nutrition Program along with Brevard County Public...

Tools for Building a Successful Summer Meals Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

During the summer months, many schools, community centers, public libraries, and childcare providers offer free meals to children as part of the...

Decisions, Decisions: Behavioral Economics in the Lunchroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

Cornell University’s Smarter Lunchrooms Movement works to apply principles from behavioral economics to school lunchroom environments. Because individuals,...

A Complete Guide to Reimbursable Meals for Smarter Lunchrooms

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

Are you scoring the correct points on the reimbursable meals component of the Smarter Lunchrooms Scorecard? This webinar will break down the reimbursable...

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