Content tagged "promote school parent communication"

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. ...

Showcasing Food Services at School Events

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 08, 2015

With an estimated 55 million students in the US attending schools from preschool to 12th grade, schools are in an ideal position to have a significant impact...

10 Facts About School Lunch

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 07, 2015

Thousands of schools nationwide participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which provides federal assistance for meals prepared and offered in...

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...

How to Engage Parents in School Wellness Policies and Action Plans

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 06, 2015

Parents can be key players in school wellness efforts.  From wellness committee membership to volunteering at one-time events, parents provide valuable...

Top Ten Tips for Tackling School Food Reform

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2015

Are you a parent, faculty member, or other concerned citizen interested in making changes to your school’s food service program?  You may be key to helping a...

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...

Cougar Cupboard – Addressing Hunger through Community Support

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 27, 2015

School food service staff and teachers on the frontline in their communities are aware of the prevalence and impact that hunger causes among students. One...

Top 10 Reasons to Involve the PTA/PTOs in School Food Service

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 01, 2013

Parent, Teacher Associations/Organizations are a tremendous force for good.  In the communities where they serve, they support the students in numerous ways,...

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