Content tagged "generate stakeholder buy-in"

Seek Parental Involvement in Smarter Lunchrooms Movement Initiatives

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

Children’s food preferences are influenced by their parents and families from their very first bites. Whether Mom or Dad is a gourmet chef or the family...

Tray Waste Part II: 5 Simple Steps to Efficiently Measure Tray Waste

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

Measuring tray waste can give insights into what foods kids are eating and what foods are being thrown away. In order for the healthy foods to give students...

Tray Waste Part I: Determine the Impact of Lunchroom Changes by Measuring Tray Waste

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

Making healthy changes to the school lunchroom is a no-brainer, but how do you know if those changes are really making an impact?Schools participating in...

Tray Waste Part III: Effectively Present Your Data

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

The data that you collected can tell you the percentage of food being wasted before and after you implemented a change in your cafeteria. It will also tell...

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...

How to Prepare for a Successful Administrative Review

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

The Administrative Review is a comprehensive evaluation of school meals programs in school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch...

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...

Get the Word Out: Write a Press Release

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 24, 2016

Press releases are short (under a page) and factual. The intention is to give enough information to interest the media while keeping it short enough to...

School Food Wisdom, Straight from the Source

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 22, 2016

There are many misconceptions about school food, from what it costs, to what’s in it and where it comes from. School lunch is often accused of being a factor...

Making Healthy School Food Choices – A Parent’s Influence

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 17, 2016

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) has stirred up all sorts of controversy, misconceptions and contradictory information.While the public has every...

Parent Engagement – A Key Ingredient for Successful School Meal Programs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 10, 2016

Parent engagement is defined as parents and school staff working together to support and improve the health, learning, and development of their children. It...

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...

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...

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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