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5 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 26, 2018

There are many ways that a limited food budget can include items that are both delicious and nutritious. Here are five tips that low-income families and...

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...

Nutrition Program Spotlight: Wholesome Waves’ Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Wholesome Wave is a non-profit organization with a vision of making local and healthy foods affordable and accessible to all, and is particularly focused on...

Eating Practices at Home: Parents’ Perception

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Encouraging healthy eating practices at home provides a model for children that instills long term healthy eating behaviors.In the fall of 2012, researchers...

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...

Gourmet School Lunches with Chefs Move to Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 28, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama is calling on chefs to join the fight against childhood obesity by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school...

An Introduction to: Team Nutrition

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

VisionIn 1995, the School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children regulations updated nutrition standards to ensure that school meals were consistent with the...

An Introduction to the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal assistance program provided by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. The program provides states...

Learn About Choose My Plate

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

In 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack introduced MyPlate. MyPlate has become the federal government’s primary food group...

The School Day Just Got Healthier! A USDA Initiative

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

According to Bill Ayres, Co-Founder and Executive Director of WhyHunger, “Many children eat half their calories at school lunch and breakfast -- improving...

Think Breakfast!-- Increasing Breakfast Consumption in New York State

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We have all heard that obesity is becoming epidemic among our children. We all want...

Breakfast and the Brain: How Eating Breakfast Impacts School Performance

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

The claim that breakfast is the most important meal of the day has an abundance of sound science behind it. A brief compiled by the Food Research and Action...

From Plant to Plate: Benefits of Farm to School Programs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

There are many farm-to-school programs, at the national, state, and regional level. The overarching objectives of these programs are uniform; to incorporate...

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...

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...

Food Service in Schools: How it Works

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 06, 2015

The average school lunch price for elementary students is $1.93 and $2.20 for a high school meal1. This is a very small price to pay if you consider...

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...

Make an Impact with the Healthier School US Challenge

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

The Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary initiative developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recognize schools who...

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