Content tagged "additional school food initiatives"

Partnering with Key Stakeholder Groups for Smarter Lunchrooms Projects

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 24, 2019

Lunchrooms operate within a school community comprised of thousands of interconnected stakeholders: school and district employees, students and their...

Leading Successful Professional Development Workshops for Lunchroom Staff

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 17, 2019

Five Things to Know About “Water in Schools”

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 20, 2018

What is “Water in Schools”?Water in Schools is a project sponsored by the California Department of Health and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Ways to Incorporate Movement into the School Day

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 19, 2018

With a long school day, it can be a challenge for students to participate in physical activity, where it seems like students are only walking from class to...

Market to Mealtime KIDS

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 12, 2018

With the start of farmers’ markets getting underway for 2018, there are curricula for youth and adults, designed for nutrition education at the farmers’...

Including Smarter Lunchrooms in Your School’s Local Wellness Policy

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 12, 2018

An important aspect of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (2010) is that school districts (or Local Education Agencies, LEAs) that participate in the National...

DINE: Creating a Culture of Wellness in Durham, North Carolina

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 09, 2018

 Durham’s Innovative Nutrition Education Program (DINE) is a school and community-based nutrition education program that serves the people of Durham, NC...

Zero Waste Lunchroom: The How and Why of Reducing Waste in your School Lunchroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 20, 2018

Presented by: Susan Casey, Zero Waste Schools Program Manager, Seven Generations AheadSchools can generate a lot of waste, especially in their lunchrooms and...

An Overview of USDA Emergency Feeding Procedures (Part 1 of 2)

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 10, 2018

 One of the missions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to increase food security and reduce hunger among those Americans in need of nutritious...

School Food Authorities’ Role in Emergency Feeding Procedures (Part 2 of 2)

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 10, 2018

(The first part of the article can be found here.)In the face of a disaster that requires an emergency feeding operation, schools play an important role in...

Highlights and Resources of the 2018 Smarter Lunchrooms Symposium

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 23, 2018

 This year’s Smarter Lunchrooms Symposium was awesome! More than 100 participants and guest presenters gathered at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY to learn...

Spanish-language Resources for Smarter Mealtimes (in Spanish)

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 03, 2018

  

Highlights of the 2018 Smarter Lunchrooms Symposium

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 25, 2018

  Adam Brumberg (Deputy director, Cornell Food and Brand Lab) and Erin Sharp (Curriculum designer, Smarter Lunchrooms Movement National Office) present key...

Summer Food Safety

Modified from Dr. Henley’s previous blog contribution: https://eatsmartmd.blogspot.com/2017/07/food-safety-during-summer.htmlThermometers and food safety...

Recommendations to Successfully Implement “Serve Food Safely” and “The How’s and the Why’s of Classroom Food Safety”

Food Safety Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 19, 2018

Serve Food Safely (for nutrition educators and volunteer assistants)The purpose of the “Serve Food Safely” checklist developed by University of Maryland...

Overview of the School Nutrition Program Procurement Review Tool

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 19, 2018

State agencies that oversee federal school nutrition programs review a school district’s procurement procedures to ensure they are in compliance with...

Assessment Tools for School Food Programs and Environments

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 15, 2018

Assessment is the first step in identifying opportunities for improvement and starting a planning process for making schools even healthier. This page...

5 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 26, 2018

There are many ways that a limited food budget can include items that are both delicious and nutritious. Here are five tips that low-income families and...

Incorporating Tray Waste Evaluation into Your Smarter Lunchroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 26, 2018

In this webinar recording, Adam Brumberg, Deputy Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, and Erin Sharp, MS, MAT, Curriculum Designer for the Smarter...

Project 365: a USDA Demonstration Grant to End Childhood Hunger

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 16, 2018

In 2016, the Commonwealth of Virginia, with the Department of Education (DOE) serving as lead agency, received an $8.8 million United States Department of...

Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption by Holding Recess before Lunch

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 28, 2017

Many schools have recess-time right after lunch so that when students are finished eating they can engage in physical activities before afternoon classes....

Part Two: Procurement Regulations Surrounding Local Meat, Poultry, Eggs, and Dairy Products for Your Cafeteria

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 14, 2017

This is the second part of our two-part series about purveying local foods for your school.  Here is the link to Part One: Food Safety Considerations when...

Key Changes to the Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Patterns

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

On April 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published the final rule related to meal pattern revisions for the...

A Guide to Gardening in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 16, 2017

Garden-based learning activities in the classroom promote science, math, reading, and  allow students to increase their awareness of the environment and...

Beating the Summer Lunch Blues

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Tired of preparing lunch for your hungry kids this summer? Are the kids tired of the same old lunches?  Here are some general tips to help keep summer...

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