Content tagged "develop healthy eating dialogues"

Follow the 4-H Healthy Food Guidelines and Enjoy Our New Recipe Book for Healthy Youth!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Finding quick, healthy, economical snacks that kids enjoy can prove difficult for educators and families alike. Luckily, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s...

Implementing Smarter Lunchroom Makeovers in New York State middle schools: Results of process evaluation

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 08, 2017

Due in part to the broach reach of school meals programs and the potential negative impact of competitive foods with minimal nutritional value, school food...

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...

Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness (CHFFF) and Choose Health Action Teens (CHAT): Research-Based Resources for Youth Educators

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

What are they? Housed in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, Food and Nutrition Education in Communities programs include...

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...

Finding Common Ground Amid Changing Standards for School Food

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

As issues of childhood obesity continue to make the headlines, the USDA is proposing new regulations on schools as part of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act...

Youth Advocacy and Youth-Adult Partnerships for Combatting Childhood Obesity

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Youth advocacy is a tool increasingly used to engage youth in promoting positive community changes. In a literature review on the topic, Shawna Hite and...

Bust a Move! How to Use Dance Breaks to Get Students Reenergized and Refocused in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Fostering classroom attention and participation can be as easy as “5, 6, 7, 8!” The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Program in Nutrition...

Curriculum Review: Accompanying Resource for Middle School Children In Defense of Food PBS Documentary

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

In Defense of Food is a project of Kikim Media, LLC. The centerpiece of the project is a two-hour PBS documentary. It also includes a web site...

Marketing Nutrition: School Cafeteria Signage Resources

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Some searching reveals an abundance of cafeteria signage resources from colorful posters to cute stickers. This page offers a snapshot of some of those...

Social Media Toolkit for Extension Professionals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Health professionals are working in the schools to positively impact the way children make healthy food choices and ensure that access to healthy foods is...

Enriching School Lunches with Greater Nutritional and Cultural Values

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

It is exciting to watch school food service staff generate creative recipes to meet the dietary requirements of school lunches. To better enforce these...

Shared Use Agreements: Breaking Down Barriers to Child Physical Activity

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

The childhood obesity epidemic has captured the attention of several school districts across the country. Recently, limited recess time and access to...

Food Marketing and Children: Threat or Opportunity for Schools?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Did you know that $1.8 billion dollars is spent on marketing foods to school-aged youth?1 Or that the average child sees 12-16 advertisements per day...

Hunger Free Students: Opportunities for Schools Beyond the Cafeteria

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Good nutrition forms the foundation for children's well-being and academic achievement, impacting their future health and economic productivity. However, in...

What are Whole Grains?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 24, 2016

Whole grains are an important part of the diet that add fiber, vitamins and minerals to your daily intake. The recommended amount of grains in the Healthy...

Food Service Personnel: On the Job and In the Know

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 24, 2016

School food service directors and staff are expected to nourish students with tasty nutritious foods that follow MyPlate guidelines with, frequently, limited...

Food Day Curriculum: Science Lessons for Healthier Students and Communities

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 06, 2016

Each year on October 24th, Food Day is celebrated nationwide with a goal of helping people learn to “eat real.” The event, created by the Center for Science...

4 Family Meal Rituals for a Healthy BMI

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 06, 2016

The term “dining” implies a meal is more than just about the experience of eating; the atmosphere and social environment are equally important to the...

Savor the Flavor: In School Broccoli Tastings with Low Sodium Flavor Stations

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

Savor the Flavor (STF) is a k-6 school cafeteria and classroom promotion designed to encourage healthy food consumption like dark green vegetables.STF...

Easy, Healthy Classroom Birthday Celebrations That Parents and Kids Will Love!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

A child’s birthday is a wonderful reason to celebrate!  Very often, a child will have multiple birthday parties/celebrations: at home with family, at a park...

Together … We Can! Achieving Successful Partnerships

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

Partnerships are an excellent way to enhance programming. Decreased funding and staff hours, and increased learning objective demands can make it hard for...

How Food Service Directors and Staff Can Use Produce in the Cafeteria

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 21, 2016

We’ve all grown up hearing, “Eat your veggies!” but many of us never stop to think why, beyond a vague understanding that they are healthy.  Most of us would...

Making School Meals a Family Meal Time

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 16, 2016

When you think of family meals, what picture pops into your head?  Even though family meals may mean something different to everyone, the benefits are...

The Importance of Family Meals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 15, 2016

When you think of family meals, what pops into your head?  Even though family meals may mean something different to everyone, the benefits are indisputable. ...

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