Content tagged "promote child parent nutrition dialogues"

Preordering in School Meal Programs: A Method for Nudging Healthy Food Choices

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 07, 2018

When students enter the lunch line, they can be overwhelmed with choices and aromas and make impulsive selections in the “heat of the moment.” This is...

Tips for Engaging Kids with Gardening

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

School and home gardening is a great way to get kids to try new fruits and vegetables and learning about sustainable practices to grow them. It’s a fantastic...

Eat, Play, Love—Raising Healthy Eaters

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

During this 60-minute webinar, speakers provide “real world” answers to the following questions:Articles to support the webinar Eat Play Love on Raising...

From Potato Chips to Mini Meals: Optimizing Nutrient Quality of Snacks

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

With snacking on the rise across all ages and demographics, it’s time we take our mini meals seriously. The average American consumes about one-quarter of...

Cooking with Kids: Opportunities for Partnerships

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

From learning lifelong skills to improving diet to fostering a sense of responsibility and accomplishment, the benefits of cooking with children are...

How Peer and Parental Influences Affect Meal Choices

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

It is well understood that WHAT we eat can impact our health. However, WHO we eat with can also have a significant influence on our choices. In children as...

Nutritional Gatekeepers: Begin a Journey to Healthy Eating

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

A “nutritional gatekeeper” is the person who acquires and prepares food for the family. A child’s nutritional gatekeeper, often his or her mother, can have...

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...

Vegetables, Kids, and Healthy Appetites

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

There is an ever increasing number of children not eating their recommended daily serving of vegetables.  One survey reported that almost 60% of children are...

Youth Food Choices at School: Do Families Matter?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Whether a child chooses to pick up that piece of pizza or that salad in school has more reasoning behind it than we may think. There are a multitude of...

Kids Who See Their Veggies See a Brighter Future

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

When it comes to eating vegetables, sometimes kids don’t budge. Parents dread seeing their children’s disgusted facial expressions in the presence of leafy...

Youth Advocacy and Youth-Adult Partnerships for Combatting Childhood Obesity

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Youth advocacy is a tool increasingly used to engage youth in promoting positive community changes. In a literature review on the topic, Shawna Hite and...

4 Family Meal Rituals for a Healthy BMI

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 06, 2016

The term “dining” implies a meal is more than just about the experience of eating; the atmosphere and social environment are equally important to the...

Making School Meals a Family Meal Time

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 16, 2016

When you think of family meals, what picture pops into your head?  Even though family meals may mean something different to everyone, the benefits are...

The Importance of Family Meals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 15, 2016

When you think of family meals, what pops into your head?  Even though family meals may mean something different to everyone, the benefits are indisputable. ...

How to Talk to Your Child’s School about Food Allergies

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

If your child has food allergies, it is important to ensure your child’s needs are being met at school. The following information is intended to help you...

Working with Schools to Address Special Dietary Needs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

It can be difficult to control what foods your children have access to at school, but proactive measures can be taken to ensure your child’s dietary needs...

Children’s Personalities Impact How Much Food They Request

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 24, 2016

As a parent, it may come as no surprise that your child’s personality affects how he or she interact with his or her environment. For example, Chloe is...

Join Your Child at School Lunch

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 24, 2016

With school, extra-curricular activities, and the constant distraction of technology, children today are busier than ever.  Unfortunately, this often means...

Growing Strong and Healthy: How to Create and Maintain a Healthy Food Environment at Home

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

With busy schedules it’s often a challenge to find time to plan meals, feed the family and still get our to-do lists completed.  The simplicity of fast-food...

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...

BMIs in Your Child’s School: Why and what purpose do they serve?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 05, 2016

You may have heard or read that your child’s school is assessing his or her health, collecting BMIs, or providing nutrition and physical activity education. ...

Adventurous Eating: A New Approach to Weight Loss?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 21, 2016

Given the current state of obesity rates in the U.S., researchers and practitioners are still searching for viable solutions to help individuals lose weight....

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...

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...

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