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5 Benefits of Getting Involved with Schools: for Health Professionals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 16, 2017

Health professionals are busy people.  With everything they have to do already, many ask: why should I get involved with one more thing?  Getting involved...

Wellness Beyond the Lunchroom: How to Advocate for Wellness within the Whole School Environment

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 16, 2017

Providing delicious and nutritious foods in the lunchroom is a huge step in creating a healthy environment for students. Maintaining healthy behaviors in...

Daily Water Recommendation

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

Water, what is the Big Deal? Up to 60% of the adult human body is water. Everyone has heard the recommendation to drink 8 glasses of water a day, but how...

The Importance of Lean Protein in Children’s Diets

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

Protein is one of the three macronutrients, types of foods we need in large amounts, alongside fat and carbohydrates, in order to maintain a healthy diet. ...

News You can Use: Tips for Your School Newsletter

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

School newsletters are an effective way to communicate all kinds of information to families in your school or district.  Newsletters are a great place to...

The Evolution of Nutritious School Meals – Yesterday and Today

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

School lunch has always been designed to provide school children with a healthy midday meal, but what exactly is a “nutritious school lunch” and how has it...

Show Me the Research! 10 Studies on the Importance of The National School Lunch Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Since childhood obesity has tripled over the past thirty years, critics of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) have suggested that the program...

Changes in School Lunch

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act makes school lunch healthier for our children. All foods sold in schools will eventually have to meet specific nutrition...

Harvest of the Month

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Florida’s Farm-to- School Harvest of the Month program provides educational materials that highlight a different Florida-grown food item each month. The...

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...

Curriculum Review: Accompanying Resource for Middle School Children In Defense of Food PBS Documentary

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

In Defense of Food is a project of Kikim Media, LLC. The centerpiece of the project is a two-hour PBS documentary. It also includes a web site...

Marketing Nutrition: School Cafeteria Signage Resources

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Some searching reveals an abundance of cafeteria signage resources from colorful posters to cute stickers. This page offers a snapshot of some of those...

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...

Enriching School Lunches with Greater Nutritional and Cultural Values

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

It is exciting to watch school food service staff generate creative recipes to meet the dietary requirements of school lunches. To better enforce these...

Food Marketing and Children: Threat or Opportunity for Schools?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Did you know that $1.8 billion dollars is spent on marketing foods to school-aged youth?1 Or that the average child sees 12-16 advertisements per day...

Food Day Curriculum: Science Lessons for Healthier Students and Communities

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 06, 2016

Each year on October 24th, Food Day is celebrated nationwide with a goal of helping people learn to “eat real.” The event, created by the Center for Science...

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...

How Food Service Directors and Staff Can Use Produce in the Cafeteria

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 21, 2016

We’ve all grown up hearing, “Eat your veggies!” but many of us never stop to think why, beyond a vague understanding that they are healthy.  Most of us would...

Suggested Media Channels Administrators Can Use to Promote School Lunch

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 15, 2016

With the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (2010), school lunches are more nutritious than ever before.1  USDA and National School Lunch Program...

Obtaining and Processing Local Foods: A Food Service Director Perspective

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2016

While evidence about the benefits of eating local food continues to build, farm-to-school endeavors present challenges when considering unique needs of...

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...

How Administrators Can Utilize a Local Wellness Policy to Its Full Potential

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 16, 2016

Local School Wellness Policies (LWPs) can be an easy and effective way to make your school a healthier environment.  After the passage of the 2004 Child...

Healthy Hosting Toolkit

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 07, 2015

Incorporating wellness resources and activities into your school’s community event is a cost-effective way of providing valuable health information and...

Healthy School Foods Reinforce Health and More!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 07, 2015

Good nutrition is important to health especially for children as they grow and develop habits that will last a lifetime. Healthy food offered at school...

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