Content tagged "encourage kids to eat healthy foods"

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hands On: Real World Lessons in Food Safety for Middle School Students in School and 4-H

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

"Hands On" teaches middle school students key food safety concepts while meeting Common Core Standards in Math and Language Arts and state mandated...

Right Partner, Right Place, Right Time: Exploring New Avenues to Create Partnerships

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

This webinar provides innovative ways to think about partnering with school systems. Oftentimes it can be difficult to access and find the best avenues in...

Stuck on Fruits and Veggies: Putting Classroom Nutrition Lessons Into Practice

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Teaching students about nutritious foods doesn't mean they're going to try those foods. Current research indicates that effective intervention strategies...

Get Smart with the Alliance’s Food & Beverage Resources!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

 Presented by Jill Turley, MS, RD/LD, SNS National Nutrition Advisor and Stephanie Joyce, MS, RD, SNS National Nutrition Advisor of the Alliance for a...

Building a Public Health Partnership to Assist with your School Nutrition Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Expand your team! Find others in your community interested in health and nutrition. Every community has a local public health department with a health...

Tips to Create Healthier School Environments

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

It is clear that schools can serve as a great venue to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Together … We Can! Achieving Successful Partnerships

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

Partnerships are an excellent way to enhance programming. Decreased funding and staff hours, and increased learning objective demands can make it hard for...

Get to Know Your Salad Bar! (VIDEO)

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 13, 2016

Student Nutrition Advisors from Adam Elementary School in Santa Maria, California offering peer-to-peer encouragement and advice on how to get the most of...

A Parent’s Guide to Healthy School Celebrations

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 13, 2016

Let’s throw a party! Parents, students and teachers usually welcome a break from the school routine to recognize birthdays, special achievements, cultural...

Partnering with Schools on Healthy Food Initiatives: How We’ve Made it Work!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 13, 2016

Partnering with schools on wellness and healthy food initiatives can be challenging particularly because every school functions differently. Below are a...

School Breakfast Success: A Success Story Compendium by Michigan Team Nutrition

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 03, 2016

Funding for this project was provided by a Michigan Department of Education’s Team Nutrition Grant and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan.  This project...

The “Trigger” Effect: Certain Foods May Trigger Kids to Buy or Avoid Junk Food

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

Students typically walk past a wide assortment of food options as they proceed through the lunch line to buy meals at school—and the foods they pass on the...

Eat It! Breakfast That Is!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

This simple video was created to encourage students to eat a healthy breakfast.  It can be used in the classroom, during morning announcements or played in...

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...

Feature Series: Moving Veggies off of the Sidelines

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

Often vegetables take the "sidelines" while meat based dishes rule the court. The proposed 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasize higher consumption...

Celebrate the Healthy Way: Tips for Year-Round Classroom Parties

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

We all love a good celebration. Friends, fun, and food are the key staples to any good party. Parents not only want children to have a good time and make...

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