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The 60 Strategies of the Smarter Lunchrooms Scorecard

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 17, 2017

Adam Brumberg, Deputy Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, and Erin Sharp, MS, MAT, Curriculum Designer for the Smarter Lunchrooms National Office, go...

Dennis J. Murphy

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

Dennis Murphy (retired 2017) from the Agricultural Safety and Health Program at Penn State University. He is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of...

Michael Pate

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

Michael L. Pate is an associate professor and holds the Nationwide Insurance Endowed Professorship of Agricultural Safety and Health at Penn State...

Key Changes to the Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Patterns

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 17, 2017

On April 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published the final rule related to meal pattern revisions for the...

Women, Tools and Ergonomics

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

According to the United States Department of Agriculture – Economic Research Service, the number of farms operated by women continues to grow. A snapshot of...

National AgrAbility Project

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

 AgrAbility is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide direct services to farmers and ranchers with disabilities or long-term health...

Agricultural Safety and Health Mobile Apps

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

Mobile apps—computer applications that run on mobile devices such as smartphones—can be educational, fun, and easy-to-use, and they can help users improve...

Shovels: Background, Challenges and Recommendations

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

A shovel is a tool used for digging and moving material (e.g., dirt, grain, etc.) from one place to another. Shoveling is a strenuous task that can place...

Ashley Moen, MS, RD, SNS, Colorado Department of Education

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 17, 2017

Ashley Moen is the Summer Food Service Program Administrator at the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Office of School Nutrition (OSN). In her role, she...

FReSH Resource Topics

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

Women in Agriculture

Funding Resources for Assistive Technology for Farmers and Ranchers

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

Aftermarket steps can improve tractor accessibility.(Source: AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians) Individuals can have difficulty locating and qualifying for...

Organic Seed Production Six Webinar Series 2017

Organic Agriculture Updated: October 17, 2017

For the second year in a row, the Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) are presenting a series of...

Feature Series: Farm to School and Local Food Procurement

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

This content series highlights the goals, challenges and successes of procuring and serving local foods in school meal programs. Food remains an important...

Feature Series: School Gardens

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Building and maintaining a garden can seem like an expensive project, but with some careful planning, it doesn’t have to cost much at all... READ MOREThe...

Foodtastic 4-H Field Trips Packed into The Tiny Market

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 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...

Tips for Beginning School and Family Gardens on a Budget

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Building and maintaining a garden can seem like an expensive project, but with some careful planning, it doesn’t have to cost much at all. Whether you work...

Dairy Video Archive

Dairy Updated: October 16, 2017

 "Udder"standing Mastitis from the Outside InDr. Robert VanSaun, Pennsylvania State UniversityWatch as Penn State's Dr. Robert VanSaun uses dissection to...

Job Postings

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Updated: October 16, 2017

The listings below will take you to the respective institution's employment job postings page, or a link where more information can be found. On those pages...

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...

The Name Game: Sending the Right Message

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Why do restaurants use appealing descriptive adjectives like “succulent” or “fresh” on their menus? Because it makes dishes sound more appealing and can even...

Beating the Summer Lunch Blues

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Tired of preparing lunch for your hungry kids this summer? Are the kids tired of the same old lunches?  Here are some general tips to help keep summer...

Breakfast in the Classroom: What Advocates Say

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Numerous studies show that eating breakfast has great impact on children’s ability to learn. According to the Food Research and Action Center, eating...

Online Resources for Smarter Lunchrooms and Smarter Mealtimes at SmarterLunchrooms.org

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Smarter Lunchrooms National Office curriculum designer Erin Sharp (M.S., M.A.T.) presents the exciting recent resources developed to support the strategies...

Foodie U: Mindful Eating for Families

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Foodie U: Mindful Eating for Families was developed as part of the Foodie U project at California State University, Chico. Mindful eating refers to paying...

Project 365: a USDA Demonstration Grant to End Childhood Hunger

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

In 2016, the Commonwealth of Virginia, with the Department of Education (DOE) serving as lead agency, received an $8.8 million United States Department of...

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