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Organic Seed Production Six Webinar Series 2017

Organic Agriculture Updated: August 15, 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...

Resources from NEWBio: The Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: August 15, 2017

Funded by AFRI. Learn More.The Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio) is a regional network of universities, businesses, and governmental...

Breakfast in the Classroom: What Advocates Say

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 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...

Beating the Summer Lunch Blues

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 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...

Nutrition Program Spotlight: Wholesome Waves’ Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Wholesome Wave is a non-profit organization with a vision of making local and healthy foods affordable and accessible to all, and is particularly focused on...

From Farm to School: Increasing Children’s Fruit and Vegetable Intake through School Food Co-ops

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Despite many public health efforts, fruit and vegetable intake among US children is still below recommendations, particularly among racial/ethnic minorities...

Five Things to Know About “Water in Schools”

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

What is “Water in Schools”?Water in Schools is a project sponsored by the California Department of Health and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and...

To Whom it May Concern, My Child Has an Allergy

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

As a parent or guardian, it is your job to protect the child in your care.  At some point your child will be going off to school or attending their first...

Getting Your Wellness Policy Ahead of the Curve

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

When was the last time you looked at your school district’s local wellness policy? How about the last time you assessed how it compares to best practices...

Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Parents Making a Difference!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Learn about the new Collaboration for Health, Activity, and Nutrition in Children’s Environments (CHANCE) curriculum titled: Healthy Children, Healthy...

The Name Game: Sending the Right Message

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 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...

Nicholas Drzal, RD, MPH, Michigan Department of Education

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Nicholas Drzal obtained a BA in Biology from Hope College (1994), an MPH in Human Nutrition (1997) and a RDN certification (2000) from the University Of...

News You can Use: Tips for Your School Newsletter

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

School newsletters are an effective way to communicate all kinds of information to families in your school or district.  Newsletters are a great place to...

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Recommended Resources Page

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

A4-H Healthy Living Programming Resources Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accredited Schools Online - Healthy Habits: Student Guide to Nutrition and...

Tray Waste Part I: Determine the Impact of Lunchroom Changes by Measuring Tray Waste

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Making healthy changes to the school lunchroom is a no-brainer, but how do you know if those changes are really making an impact?Schools participating in...

Serving Up the Smile Factor: 5 Ways to Leverage Likeability and Increase Lunchroom Sales

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Research shows that people prefer to say “yes” to individuals they know and like1,2. Likability is the best predictor of success for ad campaigns3 and has...

Parent Advocates: How You Can Help to Get a Salad Bar in Your Child’s School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Did you know that a salad bar can offer all of the components of a USDA approved school lunch including, fruit, vegetable, whole grain, and meat/meat...

Huddle Up for Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Students who participate in school breakfast programs have improved attendance, behavior and academic performance as well as decreased tardiness according to...

The CAN Approach to Healthier, Smarter Lunchrooms

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Dr. Brian Wansink, director of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab has been studying eating behavior and food psychology for decades. Through his extensive...

Practice Smart Snacking in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Much of the work of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (BEN Center) focuses on designing environments where individuals...

Top 10 Tips for Working with Your Local Extension on Nutrition Education

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Cooperative Extension (also called Agricultural Extension) is a nationwide resource that brings research-based, practical information and classes to the...

The Conundrum of Competitive Foods: 3 Ways to Maintain Revenue and Promote Healthier Options

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Food service directors have a tall order to fulfill: they must ensure the hundreds, or even thousands, of students they feed receive meals meeting specific...

The Size and Shape of Calorie Intake: Using Smart Dishware to Encourage Healthy Portions at Home

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Consuming too many calories is actually a greater contributor to obesity than not getting enough exercise. Numerous studies have suggested that individuals...

Slice It Up: Serving Pre-Cut Fruit can Increase Fruit Consumption

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

MyPlate and USDA’s new nutrition standards for school meals have placed greater emphasis on getting students to eat more fruit. Yet, very few students select...

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