Content tagged "discover additional school food opportunities"

Resources for Promoting Healthy Holiday Fun in School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

“If all the year were playing holidays; To sport would be as tedious as to work.”-- William ShakespeareFood is often a key ingredient of holiday parties and...

Using School Gardens to Promote Children’s Physical Activity and Fitness

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

Encouraging healthy food choices, nutrition, and wellness among school children can extend beyond the classroom or the school cafeteria. School gardens are a...

A School Garden—How to Grow it and Enjoy it!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

A school garden can provide an exciting environment in which students can work with many people while learning how to grow food. A successful garden may...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Create a Healthy Celebration Cart

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 11, 2014

Looking for a fun way to include healthy food options in classroom celebrations?  A healthy celebration cart offers opportunities for learning and fun, and...

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