Content tagged "additional school food initiatives"

School Gardens Promote Healthier Eating and Better Learning

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

Hands-on learning provides students with the know how to apply their lessons to real-life situations. Nutrition education may be a component of your school’s...

Who is Eligible to Participate in Federally Funded School Food Programs?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 19, 2016

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

How to Support Farm-to-School Initiatives in Your Community

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 18, 2016

We’ve all probably heard that nutrition is very important for children’s health and ability to succeed in the classroom.  School lunchrooms nationwide have...

Adventurous Eating: A New Approach to Weight Loss?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 21, 2016

Given the current state of obesity rates in the U.S., researchers and practitioners are still searching for viable solutions to help individuals lose weight....

Encourage Kids to Fill Their Plates with a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 12, 2015

Today, students spend more hours in school and afterschool settings than they do at home. Thus, in many cases, children are eating more meals at school....

Benefits of Working with Cooperative Extension

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 07, 2015

Consider calling your local county or university based Cooperative Extension office for reliable, research based resources and strategies to assist you in...

Eat Smart New York- A State Wide School Food Initiative

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 07, 2015

Eat Smart New York (ESNY) is an educational program that promotes daily consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and nonfat or low-fat milk or...

USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 06, 2015

The USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) aims to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among students in the nation’s poorest elementary schools...

How to Engage Parents in School Wellness Policies and Action Plans

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 06, 2015

Parents can be key players in school wellness efforts.  From wellness committee membership to volunteering at one-time events, parents provide valuable...

The Benefits of Participating in the National School Lunch Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 01, 2015

Sarah Pechar, Cornell Cooperative Extension Schenectady County[1] http://www.fns.usda.gov/farm-school-menu-planning-your-farm-school-program [2]...

Summer Food Safety: Tips for Parents & Kids

Food Safety Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 28, 2015

Summer recess is just around the corner, and kids and parents alike can look forward to fun outdoor activities such as pool parties, BBQs, camping trips,...

Tried and True Tips for Clearly Communicating Your Messages

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 02, 2015

Whether you’re doing a 3-minute TV interview or a 30-minute Back-to-School night presentation, creating a simple action plan can mean the difference between...

Cougar Cupboard – Addressing Hunger through Community Support

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 27, 2015

School food service staff and teachers on the frontline in their communities are aware of the prevalence and impact that hunger causes among students. One...

School's Out: Implementing Successful Summer Meals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 26, 2014

USDA’s Summer Meal Programs, which include the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option can help...

Creative Ways to Advertise & Generate Interest in Your School’s Local Wellness Policy (LWP)

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Kate Hoy, Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition ProgramsSmarter Lunchroom Movement 

School-Based Farmers' Market Brings Fresh Produce to Kids

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Growing up in an inner city, children of the Syracuse City School District don’t necessarily get the chance to visit farms, farms stands, and even large...

Let’s Go! Improving School Meals – Lessons From the Field

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

 Let’s Go! Background:Let’s Go! is a nationally-recognized childhood obesity prevention program committed to significantly decreasing childhood obesity rates...

The Frazer Eagle Café- Smarter Lunchroom Makeover Soars in Syracuse

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

It’s a bird, it’s a plane- no, it’s the Frazer Eagle Café!  -  the first of its kind  in the 28-building urban district- and its kids are soaring over the...

Testimonials from School Food Service Professionals: Creation of the Frazer Eagle Café

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Annette Marchbanks: Assistant School Food Service Director- Syracuse City School District"Students need to be exposed to a variety of healthful foods to...

Serving Up Sliced Apples: Wayne County, NY Schools, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Regional Food Bank Make It Happen

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County (CCE) began working with school district food service directors (FSDs) several years ago to pursue ways to...

An Introduction to Share Our Strength

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

BackgroundShare Our Strength began in the basement of a row house on Capitol Hill in 1984, in response to the ‘84-‘85 famine in Ethiopia. Moved by the...

Making “Smarter Schools” Healthier with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

As many schools are implementing the Smarter Lunchrooms initiative and nudging students toward healthier choices, take a minute to think about what is...

Building in Choices for Kids in Lyons, NY

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Over the years, food service personnel in Lyons Central School District (LCSD), located in Wayne County, NY, have worked very hard to make sure the...

Make an Impact with the Healthier School US Challenge

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

The Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary initiative developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recognize schools who...

Summer Food Safety

It’s important to take food safety seriously all the time, and extra vigilance in the summer may be necessary as foodborne illnesses increase during the...

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