Content tagged "healthy food choices in schools feature series"

Feature Series: Healthy Afterschool Programming Resources

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 14, 2017

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

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...

Feature Series: Summer Health Maintenance and Food Safety

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 28, 2017

School's out! This series provides insights and resources for encouraging healthy eating and exercise practices during the summer months as well as tips for...

Feature Series: School Breakfast Programs and Successes

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

This content series examines the importance of school breakfast and highlights some successful breakfast programs and initiatives that nourish students and...

Feature Series: Local School Wellness Policies

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 19, 2017

As mandated on the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service website, "Each local educational agency that participates in the National School Lunch Program or other...

Feature Series: Reducing and Managing School Cafeteria Food Waste

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 11, 2016

The USDA has recently released a guide called What You Can Do to Prevent Wasted Food to enforce food waste prevention, specifically in schools... READ...

Feature Series: Healthy Classroom Celebrations

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 13, 2016

Fun and health can go together, especially in school parties and celebrations where health activities, food and lessons can positively contribute to health...

Feature Series: Managing Food Allergies in Schools

Food allergies can create concern for students, parents, teachers and food service directors. This series focuses on ways of safely managing food allergies...

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...

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