Content tagged "additional school food initiatives"

Using Veggies from School Gardens in Recipes

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

School gardens are a great way to introduce children to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.  Studies have shown that children who are involved in the...

Exploring the Movement to Healthy School Meals Through Farm to School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

In addition to describing the movement to include local and regional foods in school meal programs, cultivate school gardens, and provide students with...

Maintenance of Students’ Physical Activity During the Holidays

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Holidays tend to be synonymous with extra calories and decreased physical activity. People may consume more because of food served at holiday parties or...

More or Less Plate Waste with Updated School Nutrition Policies?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Despite some negative press surrounding the new nutrition standards in school meal programs, many schools have seen a positive impact on plate waste and...

How the School Wellness Policy can Support an Application to the HealthierUS School Challenge

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Since 2004, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been rewarding schools for their efforts in creating healthier school environments. The HealthierUS...

The Smarter Lunchrooms Scorecard Site Visit Protocol

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 07, 2017

In this webinar Erin Sharp, MS, MAT, Curriculum Designer for the Smarter Lunchrooms National Office, overviews best practices for using the Smarter...

Policy, Systems and Environmental Changes (PSEs): How PSEs influence School Wellness

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes or PSEs are new strategies for implementing positive wellness interventions into schools and communities....

Cooking with Kids in Schools: Why It Is Important

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 09, 2017

Cooking with children in schools promotes the lifetime skill of healthy cooking starting at a young age. A California Department of Education survey...

A Walk-through of the Two Most Popular and Easy-to-Implement Smarter Lunchrooms “No Time to Train” Workshops for Lunchroom Staff

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 01, 2017

This webinar starts with a brief overview of the Smarter Lunchrooms “No Time to Train” workshop series for lunchroom staff, followed by a walk-through of two...

Hands-On Nutrition Education: No Field Trip Required!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Extending the learning environment beyond the classroom is a great way to engage students with hands-on activities and fresh perspectives and you don’t have...

How to Prepare for a Successful Administrative Review

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

The Administrative Review is a comprehensive evaluation of school meals programs in school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch...

Healthy Fundraising Guidelines

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Creating fundraising events that encourage health can be a challenge but there are many options for creative, innovative fundraisers that will encourage...

What is the National School Breakfast Program and How Does It Work?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

 A hungry student may be one who can’t concentrate well enough to learn. Consider the National School Breakfast Program (NSBP) to address concerns about...

The Special Milk Program: An Introduction

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

BackgroundThe Special Milk Program (SMP) was established in 1955 to increase the milk consumption by children in schools and childcare institutions that do...

Backpack Programs Impact More than Student’s Hunger

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

For some students whose families experience food insecurity or hunger, the only consistent meals that they receive may be the ones served at school. As a...

Introducing the Smarter Lunchrooms No Time to Train USDA Professional Standards Supplement

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

In this webinar Erin Sharp, MS, MAT, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs' (B.E.N.) curriculum designer, shares the new USDA...

Professional Standards in School Foodservice: How Smarter Lunchrooms Can Help

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

During this webinar, Kathryn Hoy, Manager of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs,  introduces and briefly reviews the new...

Using Smarter Lunchrooms' No Time to Train: A Year of 10-Minute Workshops for Lunchroom Staff

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Erin Sharp, MS, MAT, the Cornell B.E.N. Center's curriculum designer, introduces the book No Time to Train, A Year of 10-Minute Workshops for Lunchroom...

Introducing the Smarter Lunchrooms Complete Training Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Introducing the Smarter Lunchrooms Technical Assistance Providers' Handbook

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

  To assist those working to make healthy changes to school food environments, the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (BEN...

Get Smart with the Alliance’s Food & Beverage Resources!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

 Presented by Jill Turley, MS, RD/LD, SNS National Nutrition Advisor and Stephanie Joyce, MS, RD, SNS National Nutrition Advisor of the Alliance for a...

Chef Patrick's Pals, Nutrition and Culinary Program Webinar

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Patrick Sandoval, Chef & Nutritionist highlights his program Chef Patrick's Pals, an affordable, interactive, educational, and exciting nutrition and food...

Summer Health Resources for Parents and Families

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

During the summer months, kids put the thought of school on the back burner, but the same doesn’t have to go for eating smart and staying active! The USDA’s...

Gourmet School Lunches with Chefs Move to Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 28, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama is calling on chefs to join the fight against childhood obesity by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school...

Benefits of School Lunch for Your Kids

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

The Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers several child nutrition programs.  One of the most...

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