Content tagged "encourage kids to eat healthy foods"

Exploring the Movement to Healthy School Meals Through Farm to School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

In addition to describing the movement to include local and regional foods in school meal programs, cultivate school gardens, and provide students with...

Using the Power of Persuasion to Influence Student Food Choices

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

 Individuals make thousands of decisions each day and are faced with hundreds of food choices. If we had to stop and analyze every decision completely we...

Prompts, Pushes, and Pulls: Using the Power of Persuasion to Influence Student Food Choices

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Individuals make thousands of decisions each day and are faced with hundreds of food choices.  If we had to stop and analyze every decision completely we...

Habits that Help: How to Utilize Our Food-Choice Biases to Improve Nutrition

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Eating behaviors tend to be programmed during childhood as kids determine what foods they do or do not like, so increasing a child’s preference for healthy...

Vegetables, Kids, and Healthy Appetites

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

There is an ever increasing number of children not eating their recommended daily serving of vegetables.  One survey reported that almost 60% of children are...

Eating On The Move: Healthy Pack-N-Go Snacks and Meals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Eating healthy is often associated with the false mindset that it’s harder than the other, often more expensive, options such as eating out or buying...

Is It Really More Expensive to Eat Healthier?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Is it really more expensive to eat healthier?  Often, the general public assumes it is more expensive to eat healthier foods because an accurate method to...

20 Seconds and You’re Good to Go!: A Peer-Focused Instructional Handwashing Video for Students

Food Safety Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Hand washing is a key health habit to stop germs and avoid flu and other contagious diseases (CDC 2016). In “20 seconds and You’re Good to Go!” middle school...

Apples vs. Chips: Help Kids Make Healthy A La Carte Choices at Lunch

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Close your eyes and picture school lunch…Most likely the image that appeared in your mind is of a compartment tray holding an entrée, fruit and/or vegetable...

After School Garden Clubs: Planting Seeds for Success

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Many students participate in after school activities to extend their learning opportunities and spend more time with friends during the day. After school...

Farm to School Resources- Colorado Department of Education

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

The term “Farm to School” often suggests images of freshly picked produce waiting to be shipped to your local school district, but how these products...

Did You Know? Lesser Known Facts About School Meals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Historically, school food has gotten a bad rap for being unappetizing and even having poor nutritional value. If you haven’t been in a school cafeteria...

Taking Dairy Lessons into the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Many students think milk comes from the grocery store, they don’t realize the journey it travels before it gets there.  The Dairy Council of Florida has...

“I’ve Never Tried That Before:” The Story Behind One Afterschool Garden

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

“I’ve never tried that before,” said Jane* before she ate a fresh bell pepper from the Cambridge 4-H Afterschool garden located in Cocoa, Florida.  Jane...

Building Healthy Bodies with Outdoor School Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Lecanto Primary school in Citrus County Florida is in its third year of implementing an outside breakfast program called Grab and Go breakfast made possible...

Achoo…Am I Just Sensitive or is it a Food Allergy?

Food Safety Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Peanut free, lactose intolerant, gluten free.  If you have heard these terms before you may not understand exactly what the differences between them are.  If...

Encourage Healthy Eating Behaviors and Promote School Lunches

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

 Students who eat full, balanced meals everyday are more likely to perform better academically and behaviorally.5  Often, the breakfasts and lunches provided...

Local Wellness Policies: Start Your School Health Makeover Today

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Making the healthy choice the easy choice for families is a cornerstone effort for many national organizations including the national Partnership for 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...

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...

Hands On: Real World Lessons in Food Safety for Middle School Students in School and 4-H

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

"Hands On" teaches middle school students key food safety concepts while meeting Common Core Standards in Math and Language Arts and state mandated...

Right Partner, Right Place, Right Time: Exploring New Avenues to Create Partnerships

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

This webinar provides innovative ways to think about partnering with school systems. Oftentimes it can be difficult to access and find the best avenues in...

Stuck on Fruits and Veggies: Putting Classroom Nutrition Lessons Into Practice

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Teaching students about nutritious foods doesn't mean they're going to try those foods. Current research indicates that effective intervention strategies...

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...

Building a Public Health Partnership to Assist with your School Nutrition Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Expand your team! Find others in your community interested in health and nutrition. Every community has a local public health department with a health...

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