Content tagged "encourage kids to eat healthy foods"

Tools for Building a Successful Summer Meals Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 05, 2017

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

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

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 16, 2017

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

20 Seconds and You’re Good to Go!: A Peer-Focused Instructional Handwashing Video for Students

Hand washing is a key health habit to stop germs and avoid flu and other contagious diseases (CDC 2016). In “20 seconds and You’re Good to Go!” middle school...

Apples vs. Chips: Help Kids Make Healthy A La Carte Choices at Lunch

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 23, 2017

Close your eyes and picture school lunch…Most likely the image that appeared in your mind is of a compartment tray holding an entrée, fruit and/or vegetable...

Did You Know? Lesser Known Facts About School Meals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Historically, school food has gotten a bad rap for being unappetizing and even having poor nutritional value. If you haven’t been in a school cafeteria...

Taking Dairy Lessons into the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Many students think milk comes from the grocery store, they don’t realize the journey it travels before it gets there.  The Dairy Council of Florida has...

“I’ve Never Tried That Before:” The Story Behind One Afterschool Garden

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

“I’ve never tried that before,” said Jane* before she ate a fresh bell pepper from the Cambridge 4-H Afterschool garden located in Cocoa, Florida.  Jane...

Building Healthy Bodies with Outdoor School Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Lecanto Primary school in Citrus County Florida is in its third year of implementing an outside breakfast program called Grab and Go breakfast made possible...

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: May 01, 2017

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

Feature Series: Healthy Afterschool Programming Resources

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 21, 2017

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

Farm to School Resources- Colorado Department of Education

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2017

The term “Farm to School” often suggests images of freshly picked produce waiting to be shipped to your local school district, but how these products...

After School Garden Clubs: Planting Seeds for Success

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 07, 2017

Many students participate in after school activities to extend their learning opportunities and spend more time with friends during the day. After school...

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

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 03, 2017

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

Is It Really More Expensive to Eat Healthier?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Is it really more expensive to eat healthier?  Often, the general public assumes it is more expensive to eat healthier foods because an accurate method to...

Eating On The Move: Healthy Pack-N-Go Snacks and Meals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Eating healthy is often associated with the false mindset that it’s harder than the other, often more expensive, options such as eating out or buying...

Habits that Help: How to Utilize Our Food-Choice Biases to Improve Nutrition

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Eating behaviors tend to be programmed during childhood as kids determine what foods they do or do not like, so increasing a child’s preference for healthy...

Achoo…Am I Just Sensitive or is it a Food Allergy?

Food Safety Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Peanut free, lactose intolerant, gluten free.  If you have heard these terms before you may not understand exactly what the differences between them are.  If...

Encourage Healthy Eating Behaviors and Promote School Lunches

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

 Students who eat full, balanced meals everyday are more likely to perform better academically and behaviorally.5  Often, the breakfasts and lunches provided...

Prompts, Pushes, and Pulls: Using the Power of Persuasion to Influence Student Food Choices

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Individuals make thousands of decisions each day and are faced with hundreds of food choices.  If we had to stop and analyze every decision completely we...

Local Wellness Policies: Start Your School Health Makeover Today

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Making the healthy choice the easy choice for families is a cornerstone effort for many national organizations including the national Partnership for a...

Introduction to Tray Waste Data Collection Techniques

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

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...

A Complete Guide to Reimbursable Meals for Smarter Lunchrooms

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

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

Building Relationships to Support Change

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

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

Mooga: Cow Inspired Yoga

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

The Dairy Council of Florida has developed Mooga, cow inspired yoga, as an interactive activity that helps strengthen bones and teach about the health...

How to Engage Youth with Smarter Lunchroom Strategies

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

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

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