Content tagged "in the classroom"

Wellness Beyond the Lunchroom: How to Advocate for Wellness within the Whole School Environment

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 16, 2017

Providing delicious and nutritious foods in the lunchroom is a huge step in creating a healthy environment for students. Maintaining healthy behaviors in...

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...

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...

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...

Teacher Tips for Healthier Classroom Celebrations

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Welcome back to school! Teachers all over are meeting new students, putting the finishing touches on their classrooms, and making schedules and lessons...

Maintenance of Students’ Physical Activity During the Holidays

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Holidays tend to be synonymous with extra calories and decreased physical activity. People may consume more because of food served at holiday parties or...

Hands-On Nutrition Education: No Field Trip Required!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Extending the learning environment beyond the classroom is a great way to engage students with hands-on activities and fresh perspectives and you don’t have...

Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness (CHFFF) and Choose Health Action Teens (CHAT): Research-Based Resources for Youth Educators

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

What are they? Housed in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, Food and Nutrition Education in Communities programs include...

Bust a Move! How to Use Dance Breaks to Get Students Reenergized and Refocused in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Fostering classroom attention and participation can be as easy as “5, 6, 7, 8!” The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Program in Nutrition...

Easy, Healthy Classroom Birthday Celebrations That Parents and Kids Will Love!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

A child’s birthday is a wonderful reason to celebrate!  Very often, a child will have multiple birthday parties/celebrations: at home with family, at a park...

Leading by Example - How School Employees Can Create a Culture of Wellness

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 13, 2016

When students see educators choose healthy foods and promoting active lifestyles, they are more likely to participate in similar health-promoting behaviors....

Tips to Create Active Classroom Celebrations

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 05, 2016

Classroom parties are an important part of the overall school wellness environment.  Incorporating physical activity into celebrations offers an opportunity...

Tips for Successful Implementation of Breakfast in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

It seems simple – pack up breakfast, send it up to the classroom, the children eat breakfast together and everyone is happy! Not so fast!Breakfast served to...

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...

Help Reduce Food Allergens in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

Many practices in school classrooms put students with food allergies at risk. Simple solutions can greatly reduce the risk of allergic reaction. The first...

How to Talk to Your Child’s School about Food Allergies

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

If your child has food allergies, it is important to ensure your child’s needs are being met at school. The following information is intended to help you...

Managing Food Allergies in Schools

Food allergies in children are on the rise. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) estimates that about 6 % of children have a...

Consider School Meals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

Some parents of children with a food allergy or allergies prefer that their child eat only food prepared at home. However it is important to note that...

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...

GO – GO in 2016: Use Routines and Simple Actions to Build a Moving Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2016

Physical activity is one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions. Activity increases our energy level, engages the brain, and can be a ton of fun. So why...

Communicating Healthy Eating Messages to Preschool Children

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2016

Talking to young children about their health can be challenging—is it better to grab their attention by warning against unhealthy practices or to encourage...

Avoid the Holiday Hiatus from Health – and Start the New Year Right!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 24, 2016

December is often the month where we indulge in a variety of holiday goodies, but with a little awareness about common pitfalls, you can resolve to get your...

Food, Fun, and Education: How to Include Healthy Foods in Classroom Games

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Education is getting more complex for the teachers, yet the need for healthy lifestyle choices is constantly growing. Everyone loves a good game, whether...

Healthy Fundraising

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 04, 2016

Promoting healthy behaviors outside of the classroom is a natural way to encourage hands-on learning; why then, do we use candy and other sweets to raise...

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