Content tagged "additional school food initiatives"

Mooga: Cow Inspired Yoga

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 16, 2019

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

Strategies for Summer Feeding Sites

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 16, 2019

Summer feeding programs are increasing in number in response to student needs. Popular examples include food trucks, mobile feeding sites (such as youth...

Smarter Lunchrooms Strategies for Your Home: Meals and Snacks

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 09, 2019

Developing an Inclusive Health Curriculum for Individuals with Disabilities

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 24, 2019

OverviewChildren and adolescents with physical and intellectual disabilities tend to have a higher prevalence of obesity (BMI of 30.0 or higher) compared to...

Best Practices for Completing a Smarter Lunchrooms Scorecard Assessment

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2019

Join Patty Hammond, Senior Nutritionist at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County’s SNAP-Ed/Eat Smart New York: Western New York Region program, as...

Reflective Listening Strategies

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 03, 2019

Any successful collaborative relationship is grounded in effective communication. Whether your goal in a school is to enact positive change in lunchrooms,...

Spice Up Your Lunchroom with a Flavor Station

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 15, 2019

Reflective Listening

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 21, 2019

Join Erin Sharp, MS, MAT, Curriculum Designer for the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement National Office, to learn why reflective listening (aka active listening)...

Get Your Walk On! The Monday Mile and How to Get Your School/Community Moving

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 30, 2019

Presenter: Cori Floyd, Program Associate, The Monday Campaigns/Move It MondayMove It Monday is an international non-profit initiative that promotes fun...

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...

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