Content tagged "additional school food initiatives"

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...

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...

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...

An Introduction to: Team Nutrition

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

VisionIn 1995, the School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children regulations updated nutrition standards to ensure that school meals were consistent with the...

An Introduction to the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal assistance program provided by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. The program provides states...

Learn About Choose My Plate

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

In 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack introduced MyPlate. MyPlate has become the federal government’s primary food group...

The School Day Just Got Healthier! A USDA Initiative

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

According to Bill Ayres, Co-Founder and Executive Director of WhyHunger, “Many children eat half their calories at school lunch and breakfast -- improving...

What is the National School Lunch Program?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

Looking for a way to expose students to healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables and whole grains? Concerned about student academic performance? Consider...

How to Find a Copy of My Student’s School Local Wellness Policy

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 11, 2016

Because schools play such an important role in your student’s wellness, Local School Wellness Policies (LWPs) can be a great resource to understand how...

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