Content tagged "nudge nutritious food choices"

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Bernard Gladney, Foodservice General Manager, Flint Public Schools, Flint, MI“Whatever it takes to get students to eat breakfast, we’ll do it.” That’s a...

Creative First-Year Foodservice Director Boosts Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Amy Nichols, Foodservice Director, South Haven Public Schools, South Haven, MIFirst-year Foodservice Director Amy Nichols dove in headfirst this year to...

Community Tailgate Kicks Off New School Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Carrie Morfino, Foodservice Director, Fraser Public Schools, Fraser, MIEveryone loves a party especially when it’s held in the fall, outdoors, and in...

Breakfast on the Bus

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Jenice Momber, Foodservice Director, Kaleva Norman Dickson Schools, Manistee County, MIJenice Momber knows how to solve a problem. Since her school district...

Breakfast Kiosks Really Work

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Mary Kurkowski, Foodservice Director, Port Huron Public Schools, Port Huron, MIThanks to some new boost breakfast strategies, Port Huron school foodservice...

Bistro Style “Breakfast in the Hallway” Increases Participation

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 09, 2016

Cedric Hodo, Foodservice Director, Saginaw Public Schools, Saginaw, MICedric Hodo, foodservice director for Saginaw Public Schools and SodexoMAGIC Management...

Principal Connects with Students and Champions School Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 09, 2016

William Stitt, Ed.D., Principal, Baseline Middle School, South Haven, MI  If you want to catch up with the principal of Baseline Middle School, it’s easy to...

Multi-Tasking FSD Takes on Universal School Breakfast and More

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 09, 2016

Doreen Simonds, Foodservice Director, Waterford Public Schools, Waterford, MIWaterford Public Schools Foodservice Director Doreen Simonds is a multitasking...

Students Market Oatmeal and Boost School Meal Participation

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 07, 2016

The Smarter Lunchroom Movement applies research based techniques to improve student eating behaviors. It  identifies six principles which can influence...

Toppings are the MVP of Ballpark Hot Dog Day

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

Researchers found that placing fruit under a spotlight can increase fruit selection. That got us thinking – what about vegetables? They are typically...

Kids in the Kitchen

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

A recent study of parents and their 6-10 year old children found that involving kids in meal preparation promotes healthy eating habits, specifically by...

Fruits and Veggies on the Move: Fun Tips for the Park, Beach and Picnic Basket

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

During the warmer months of spring, summer and fall, many families are on the move to the great outdoors. During vacations, weekends, and free time during...

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,...

Hot or Cold: How State of Mind Influences Food Selection

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 19, 2016

Why is grocery shopping on an empty stomach such a bad idea? More likely than not some items appear in your cart that were not on the grocery list. Not to...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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