Content tagged "reimbursable meals"

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...

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. ...

A Complete Guide to Reimbursable Meals for Smarter Lunchrooms

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

Are you scoring the correct points on the reimbursable meals component of the Smarter Lunchrooms Scorecard? This webinar will break down the reimbursable...

What is the National School Breakfast Program and How Does It Work?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

 A hungry student may be one who can’t concentrate well enough to learn. Consider the National School Breakfast Program (NSBP) to address concerns about...

What is the National School Lunch Program?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

Looking for a way to expose students to healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables and whole grains? Concerned about student academic performance? Consider...

Who is Eligible to Participate in Federally Funded School Food Programs?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 19, 2016

The Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers several child nutrition programs including the the National...

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...

The Benefits of Participating in the National School Lunch Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 01, 2015

Sarah Pechar, Cornell Cooperative Extension Schenectady County[1] http://www.fns.usda.gov/farm-school-menu-planning-your-farm-school-program [2]...

Increase the Number of Students that Select Reimbursable Meals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

During a busy lunch period, time is students’ most valuable commodity and they will often grab a snack or skip lunch altogether rather than wait in a long...

Food Order Leads Kids to Make Healthy Choices in the Lunch Line

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 28, 2014

Each school day, over 31 million K-12 students eat a USDA reimbursable meal. Food service at most schools consists of a lunch line where students move though...

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