Content tagged "snacking"

Eat, Play, Love—Raising Healthy Eaters

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

During this 60-minute webinar, speakers provide “real world” answers to the following questions:Articles to support the webinar Eat Play Love on Raising...

From Potato Chips to Mini Meals: Optimizing Nutrient Quality of Snacks

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

With snacking on the rise across all ages and demographics, it’s time we take our mini meals seriously. The average American consumes about one-quarter of...

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...

The Cornell Healthy After-School Environment (CHASE) Self-Assessment Tool: Encouraging Supportive Food and Activity Environments

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

Developed by Wendy Wolfe, Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences, and Sally Crosiar, healthypeoplelearn.com, the Cornell Healthy After-School...

An Overview of Snack Policy and a la Carte Guidelines for School Food

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

Tired of seeing your kids snack on chips and soda because those are the options in school vending machines? The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 funds...

The “Trigger” Effect: Certain Foods May Trigger Kids to Buy or Avoid Junk Food

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

Students typically walk past a wide assortment of food options as they proceed through the lunch line to buy meals at school—and the foods they pass on the...

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...

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...

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...

Growing Strong and Healthy: How to Create and Maintain a Healthy Food Environment at Home

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

With busy schedules it’s often a challenge to find time to plan meals, feed the family and still get our to-do lists completed.  The simplicity of fast-food...

Fruits and Veggies on the Move: Fun Tips for the Park, Beach and Picnic Basket

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

During the warmer months of spring, summer and fall, many families are on the move to the great outdoors. During vacations, weekends, and free time during...

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...

Satisfying Snacks versus Empty-Calorie Cravings: Study shows that kids can fill up on fewer calories when eating healthy, beneficial snacks compared to nutrition-less junk foods

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 14, 2015

Kids love to snack, whether at home watching television or in the lunchroom with friends—but the type of snack they have can make an enormous difference in...

Healthy Hosting Toolkit

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 07, 2015

Incorporating wellness resources and activities into your school’s community event is a cost-effective way of providing valuable health information and...

Simple, Smart and Safe: Packing Healthy Lunches for Field Trips

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 30, 2015

The excitement of a field trip shouldn’t be masked by what’s in the lunchbox.  Pack it Simple, Smart, and Safe so the real excitement comes from the actual...

Balancing Sweets & Treats in a Healthy Diet: Why Restriction Won't Work

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 23, 2014

All things in moderation: A mantra that always seems to come back when we talk about healthy eating.At Pennsylvania State University, preschoolers were...

The Power of Preordering to Improve Food Choice

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 12, 2013

A school cafeteria can feature delicious smells, eye-catching snacks, and distracting friends—all of which can lead a hungry student to select less healthy...

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