Content tagged "develop healthy eating dialogues"

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 

Meals at Home Keep Families Healthy & Close

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

It is significantly less common for families to eat meals together now than it was a few decades ago. In her article, “A Family That Eats Together…Stays...

Popular Ideas for Student Nutrition Action Committee Events and Fundraisers

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

A Student Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) is a great way for you to make your schools healthier by influencing students to make healthier food choices in...

Sharing the Credit: Acknowledging Food Service Staff for Implementing Positive Changes

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Lunchroom workers are the face of the school meals program. Accordingly, when interventions are successful in the lunchroom, it is important to give credit...

Generating Buy-In From School Administration Officials

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

While most members of the school community are generally in favor of changes that can improve the school environment for students, one of the challenges that...

Involvement with School Meals—A Winning Choice for All!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Parents, guardians, and grandparents are crucial partners in helping children make nutritious food choices at school. Getting involved with your children’s...

Lunch from Home or Lunch from School: Which Leads to a Healthier Student?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 10, 2014

Does eating school lunch versus a home-packed lunch impact how much a student eats throughout the rest of the day?  Cornell researchers set out to answer...

Benefits of Being a School Nutrition Action Committee Student President

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 26, 2014

A Student Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) gives students who are interested in promoting healthy habits the opportunity to work within the school to...

How to Help Your Child Make Healthy Food Choices

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 26, 2014

Do You Know What’s Happening in Your Lunchroom? Healthy Lunch Tips for School Administrators

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 24, 2014

The lunchroom can be viewed as the ‘learning laboratory’ for nutrition and health lessons. For this reason, it is important to know what is going on in the...

Improve Your Health In Just Minutes a Day!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 03, 2014

With busy schedules and the high cost of many of the health products on the market, consumers are anxious to know how to stay healthy on the go.   Ohio State...

Top 10 Reasons to Involve the PTA/PTOs in School Food Service

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 01, 2013

Parent, Teacher Associations/Organizations are a tremendous force for good.  In the communities where they serve, they support the students in numerous ways,...

How to Avoid the Dinner Time Fight

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 13, 2013

Everyone is born with an internal control that signals the body to hunger and satiety cues, but outside environmental factors may trigger us to ignore these...

Share Your Success Stories: Write Testimonials

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 26, 2013

Objective: Celebrate success, share credit, and/or inform the public of completed, ongoing projects, or opportunities in an informative and fun way.Example...

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