Content tagged "encourage kids to eat healthy foods"

Explore Healthy Eating Through Language Arts

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 11, 2014

Food and food packaging are great sources of inspiration to use in language development. Students are interested in food, they are surrounded by food, and...

The $75,000 Smile: Encouraging Customer Service in the School Lunchroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 26, 2014

In retail, customer service is paramount.  Research has shown that in customer service, a smile is contagious, leads to a better experience for the customer,...

Hello, My name is…. Super Broccoli

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 10, 2014

Super broccoli to the line! Giving vegetables creative names can capture students’ attention, set positive taste expectations, and increase consumption. ...

The Frazer Eagle Café- Smarter Lunchroom Makeover Soars in Syracuse

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

It’s a bird, it’s a plane- no, it’s the Frazer Eagle Café!  -  the first of its kind  in the 28-building urban district- and its kids are soaring over the...

Building in Choices for Kids in Lyons, NY

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Over the years, food service personnel in Lyons Central School District (LCSD), located in Wayne County, NY, have worked very hard to make sure the...

Involving Middle School Students in Smarter Lunchroom Design

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 30, 2014

Natalie Tauzin RD, MPH  and Kai Swan discuss how student and staff input and engagement activities were used to promote fruits and vegetables in the school...

3 Ways Nutrition Influences Student Learning Potential and School Performance

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 26, 2014

 Advocates of child health have experimented with students’ diets in the United States for more than twenty years.  Initial studies focused on benefits of...

Big Idea: Non-Monetary Incentives can be used to improve food choices in after-school programs in grades 1-8

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 26, 2014

Useful for: After-school program coordinators, school administrators, teachersWhy is it Important?Incentives have been used in other contexts to ‘nudge’...

How to Help Your Child Make Healthy Food Choices

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 26, 2014

Guiding Healthier Choices in Schools: The Case of Choice Architecture vs. Choice Restrictions

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 26, 2014

 Recall your childhood, or even think back to recent interactions with your child or children.  When they need to go to bed, how do you phrase it?  Do you...

Do You Know What’s Happening in Your Lunchroom? Healthy Lunch Tips for School Administrators

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 24, 2014

The lunchroom can be viewed as the ‘learning laboratory’ for nutrition and health lessons. For this reason, it is important to know what is going on in the...

Favorite Familiar Faces: How to Use Branding and Priming to Promote Healthy Foods

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 26, 2013

Kids often imitate their role models—many of whom are pop culture icons such as cartoon characters, superheroes, or puppets from TV. Companies capitalize on...

How to Avoid the Dinner Time Fight

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 13, 2013

Everyone is born with an internal control that signals the body to hunger and satiety cues, but outside environmental factors may trigger us to ignore these...

The Power of Preordering to Improve Food Choice

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 12, 2013

A school cafeteria can feature delicious smells, eye-catching snacks, and distracting friends—all of which can lead a hungry student to select less healthy...

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