Content tagged "integrate healthy food into curriculum"

Eat It Up: Afterschool Program Resources

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

Afterschool hours can provide an opportunity to work with young people in a more informal setting than during the school day. Educators and afterschool...

As a Parent, How Can You Help With A School Health Fair?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 14, 2017

Overall health is very important to many parents. Most want what’s best for their child, and it all starts with health!  Many schools already have health...

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...

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...

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...

Taking Dairy Lessons into the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Many students think milk comes from the grocery store, they don’t realize the journey it travels before it gets there.  The Dairy Council of Florida has...

“I’ve Never Tried That Before:” The Story Behind One Afterschool Garden

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

“I’ve never tried that before,” said Jane* before she ate a fresh bell pepper from the Cambridge 4-H Afterschool garden located in Cocoa, Florida.  Jane...

Encourage Healthy Eating Behaviors and Promote School Lunches

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

 Students who eat full, balanced meals everyday are more likely to perform better academically and behaviorally.5  Often, the breakfasts and lunches provided...

Local Wellness Policies: Start Your School Health Makeover Today

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Making the healthy choice the easy choice for families is a cornerstone effort for many national organizations including the national Partnership for a...

Curriculum Review: Accompanying Resource for Middle School Children In Defense of Food PBS Documentary

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

In Defense of Food is a project of Kikim Media, LLC. The centerpiece of the project is a two-hour PBS documentary. It also includes a web site...

Mooga: Cow Inspired Yoga

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

The Dairy Council of Florida has developed Mooga, cow inspired yoga, as an interactive activity that helps strengthen bones and teach about the health...

Hands On: Real World Lessons in Food Safety for Middle School Students in School and 4-H

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

"Hands On" teaches middle school students key food safety concepts while meeting Common Core Standards in Math and Language Arts and state mandated...

Food Day Curriculum: Science Lessons for Healthier Students and Communities

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 06, 2016

Each year on October 24th, Food Day is celebrated nationwide with a goal of helping people learn to “eat real.” The event, created by the Center for Science...

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...

Tips to Create Healthier School Environments

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

It is clear that schools can serve as a great venue to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

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....

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...

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...

From Plant to Plate: Benefits of Farm to School Programs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

There are many farm-to-school programs, at the national, state, and regional level. The overarching objectives of these programs are uniform; to incorporate...

An Eggciting Day at the Farmers Market

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

The Annual Youth Farmers Market Field Trip at the Brevard County Farmers Market in Melbourne, Florida gives youth the opportunity about local produce, local...

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...

Try It, You’ll Like It! Encouraging Youth to Eat What They Grow in the Garden

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

School gardens are a huge trend.  They allow youth to build skills in science while encouraging healthy eating habits and getting youths to “eat their...

A School Garden—How to Grow it and Enjoy it!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

A school garden can provide an exciting environment in which students can work with many people while learning how to grow food. A successful garden may...

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...

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...

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