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Food Trucks: Increasing Participation in School Lunch Programs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 07, 2018

Food trucks, as a delivery method for school meals, have seen a rise in popularity in recent years.  While the concept in some districts initially began in...

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...

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. ...

The Cornell Healthy After-School Environment (CHASE) Self-Assessment Tool: Encouraging Supportive Food and Activity Environments

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

Developed by Wendy Wolfe, Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences, and Sally Crosiar, healthypeoplelearn.com, the Cornell Healthy After-School...

Hands-On Nutrition Education: No Field Trip Required!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Extending the learning environment beyond the classroom is a great way to engage students with hands-on activities and fresh perspectives and you don’t have...

Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness (CHFFF) and Choose Health Action Teens (CHAT): Research-Based Resources for Youth Educators

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

What are they? Housed in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, Food and Nutrition Education in Communities programs include...

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...

Easy, Healthy Classroom Birthday Celebrations That Parents and Kids Will Love!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

A child’s birthday is a wonderful reason to celebrate!  Very often, a child will have multiple birthday parties/celebrations: at home with family, at a park...

Communicating Healthy Eating Messages to Preschool Children

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2016

Talking to young children about their health can be challenging—is it better to grab their attention by warning against unhealthy practices or to encourage...

Healthy Fundraising

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 04, 2016

Promoting healthy behaviors outside of the classroom is a natural way to encourage hands-on learning; why then, do we use candy and other sweets to raise...

How Teachers Can Include School Gardens in the Classroom Curriculum

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

School gardens are cropping up around the country as multi-faceted experiential learning labs.  With the increased emphasis these days on high-stakes testing...

Teachers to Students: Do As I Do When Making Healthy Food Choices

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 25, 2016

Nutrition education in school classrooms as part of local school wellness policies goes beyond informing and influencing students’ food choices. Teachers,...

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...

Encourage Kids to Fill Their Plates with a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 12, 2015

Today, students spend more hours in school and afterschool settings than they do at home. Thus, in many cases, children are eating more meals at school....

Beverages Make a Difference, Choose Healthy Ones

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 05, 2015

Sugar sweetened beverages are often the more popular choice compared to low-fat milk and water. Because of this, many of us are unwittingly adding up the...

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