Content tagged "encourage kids to eat healthy foods"

5 Tips for Easy, Efficient Nutrition Lessons

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 21, 2016

Parents and teachers are always looking for simple and easy ways to teach necessary nutritional information to children and students.  Below are tips on how...

Empowerment Yields Happy Workers and Healthy Kids

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 29, 2015

Allison Johnson, MS, SNS, Food Service Director, Foxborough, MAAllison Johnson has been the food service director at Foxborough Public Schools for just 3...

Peas before Pizza: Why Food Order Matters in the Lunch Line

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 14, 2015

Have you ever been to a buffet and filled your plate on the first few offerings, only to find that your favorite dish is last in line?  You’re not the only...

Family Meals Matter

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 14, 2015

There is a lot of talk about the importance of family meals. Your school age children may eat both breakfast and lunch in their school cafeteria. This is why...

Satisfying Snacks versus Empty-Calorie Cravings: Study shows that kids can fill up on fewer calories when eating healthy, beneficial snacks compared to nutrition-less junk foods

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 14, 2015

Kids love to snack, whether at home watching television or in the lunchroom with friends—but the type of snack they have can make an enormous difference in...

How to Encourage Your Children to Eat More Vegetables

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 14, 2015

Every parent knows the key to keeping children healthy is to get them to put down the junk food and eat more vegetables, but this is often more easily said...

Use Experiments to Teach Food Safety to Children

Food Safety Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 09, 2015

Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control show that about half of the reported cases of foodborne illnesses occur in children, with the majority of...

How to Talk to Your Kids about a Balanced Diet

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 09, 2015

Convincing your family of the importance of eating a healthy balanced diet can be difficult at times. Telling your child that he or she should eat a balanced...

Simple, Smart and Safe: Packing Healthy Lunches for Field Trips

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 30, 2015

The excitement of a field trip shouldn’t be masked by what’s in the lunchbox.  Pack it Simple, Smart, and Safe so the real excitement comes from the actual...

Consumer Friendlier Nutrition Labels

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 26, 2015

The FDA recently proposed a new Nutrition Facts label, representing the first overhaul since 1990. The new Nutrition Facts label is based on consensus...

New Developments for School Food Suppliers to Encourage Healthy Eating: Behavioral Economics

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 02, 2015

We can influence many children by intervening in the school lunchroom. As part of the response to this, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) as directed...

What to Eat in the Lunchroom: VIDEO

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 30, 2015

Teaching students about good nutrition can start right in the school cafeteria! This short educational video guides students though the components of a...

Explore Healthy Eating Through Language Arts

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 11, 2014

Food and food packaging are great sources of inspiration to use in language development. Students are interested in food, they are surrounded by food, and...

The $75,000 Smile: Encouraging Customer Service in the School Lunchroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 26, 2014

In retail, customer service is paramount.  Research has shown that in customer service, a smile is contagious, leads to a better experience for the customer,...

Hello, My name is…. Super Broccoli

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 10, 2014

Super broccoli to the line! Giving vegetables creative names can capture students’ attention, set positive taste expectations, and increase consumption. ...

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...

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...

Involving Middle School Students in Smarter Lunchroom Design

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 30, 2014

Natalie Tauzin RD, MPH  and Kai Swan discuss how student and staff input and engagement activities were used to promote fruits and vegetables in the school...

3 Ways Nutrition Influences Student Learning Potential and School Performance

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 26, 2014

 Advocates of child health have experimented with students’ diets in the United States for more than twenty years.  Initial studies focused on benefits of...

Big Idea: Non-Monetary Incentives can be used to improve food choices in after-school programs in grades 1-8

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 26, 2014

Useful for: After-school program coordinators, school administrators, teachersWhy is it Important?Incentives have been used in other contexts to ‘nudge’...

How to Help Your Child Make Healthy Food Choices

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 26, 2014

Guiding Healthier Choices in Schools: The Case of Choice Architecture vs. Choice Restrictions

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 26, 2014

 Recall your childhood, or even think back to recent interactions with your child or children.  When they need to go to bed, how do you phrase it?  Do you...

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...

Favorite Familiar Faces: How to Use Branding and Priming to Promote Healthy Foods

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 26, 2013

Kids often imitate their role models—many of whom are pop culture icons such as cartoon characters, superheroes, or puppets from TV. Companies capitalize on...

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...

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