Content tagged "in the classroom"

Resources for Promoting Healthy Holiday Fun in School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

“If all the year were playing holidays; To sport would be as tedious as to work.”-- William ShakespeareFood is often a key ingredient of holiday parties and...

How Teachers Can Include School Gardens in the Classroom Curriculum

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

School gardens are cropping up around the country as multi-faceted experiential learning labs.  With the increased emphasis these days on high-stakes testing...

Teachers to Students: Do As I Do When Making Healthy Food Choices

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 25, 2016

Nutrition education in school classrooms as part of local school wellness policies goes beyond informing and influencing students’ food choices. Teachers,...

5 Tips for Easy, Efficient Nutrition Lessons

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 21, 2016

Parents and teachers are always looking for simple and easy ways to teach necessary nutritional information to children and students.  Below are tips on how...

Encourage Kids to Fill Their Plates with a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 12, 2015

Today, students spend more hours in school and afterschool settings than they do at home. Thus, in many cases, children are eating more meals at school....

Use Experiments to Teach Food Safety to Children

Food Safety Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 09, 2015

Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control show that about half of the reported cases of foodborne illnesses occur in children, with the majority of...

What to Eat in the Lunchroom: VIDEO

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 30, 2015

Teaching students about good nutrition can start right in the school cafeteria! This short educational video guides students though the components of a...

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...

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...

Create a Healthy Celebration Cart

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 11, 2014

Looking for a fun way to include healthy food options in classroom celebrations?  A healthy celebration cart offers opportunities for learning and fun, and...

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