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Suggested Media Channels Administrators Can Use to Promote School Lunch

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 15, 2016

With the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (2010), school lunches are more nutritious than ever before.1  USDA and National School Lunch Program...

Leading by Example - How School Employees Can Create a Culture of Wellness

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 13, 2016

When students see educators choose healthy foods and promoting active lifestyles, they are more likely to participate in similar health-promoting behaviors....

Monthly Harvest Toolkits Provide Support for Farm to School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 03, 2016

Research shows that the most effective way to get kids excited about eating more fruits and vegetables is to engage them in the growing, cooking, and tasting...

Gourmet School Lunches with Chefs Move to Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 28, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama is calling on chefs to join the fight against childhood obesity by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school...

An Introduction to: Team Nutrition

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

VisionIn 1995, the School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children regulations updated nutrition standards to ensure that school meals were consistent with the...

An Introduction to the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal assistance program provided by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. The program provides states...

The School Day Just Got Healthier! A USDA Initiative

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

According to Bill Ayres, Co-Founder and Executive Director of WhyHunger, “Many children eat half their calories at school lunch and breakfast -- improving...

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...

An Overview of Snack Policy and a la Carte Guidelines for School Food

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

Tired of seeing your kids snack on chips and soda because those are the options in school vending machines? The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 funds...

Plant to Plate: Do School Gardens Increase Salad Selection?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

According to the 2013 USDA Farm to School Census, there are 2,401 school gardens across the US that grow edible produce and incorporate it in school meals....

Think Breakfast!-- Increasing Breakfast Consumption in New York State

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We have all heard that obesity is becoming epidemic among our children. We all want...

Tips for Successful Implementation of Breakfast in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

It seems simple – pack up breakfast, send it up to the classroom, the children eat breakfast together and everyone is happy! Not so fast!Breakfast served to...

The Community Eligibility Provision and School Meals: A Fact Sheet

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

The community eligibility provision (CEP) is an option of meal reimbursement that allows schools with high rates of students who qualify for free or reduced...

Power Up with Breakfast for a Winning School Day

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

Do you dream of a low cost, easy way to help students who struggle achieve academic success? One answer may be as close as the school cafeteria breakfast...

Breakfast and the Brain: How Eating Breakfast Impacts School Performance

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

The claim that breakfast is the most important meal of the day has an abundance of sound science behind it. A brief compiled by the Food Research and Action...

Managing Food Allergies in Schools

Food allergies in children are on the rise. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) estimates that about 6 % of children have a...

It is Alive! Using Innovative Marketing to Increase Vegetable Uptake in School Cafeterias

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2016

There is substantial evidence that children are not eating the recommended amounts of healthy fruits and vegetables. In an effort to motivate children to eat...

Decreasing Waste in Schools: Food Recycling Options

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2016

About 30% of food in the US food supply is wasted each year! That’s 133 billion pounds of food - a problem when considering hunger, limited financial...

Can Concession Stands Profit from a Healthy Makeover?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 24, 2016

Nachos, hot-dogs, and buttered popcorn: what do these foods have in common? They are all American sporting event concession stand classics! Concession stands...

How Administrators Can Utilize a Local Wellness Policy to Its Full Potential

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 16, 2016

Local School Wellness Policies (LWPs) can be an easy and effective way to make your school a healthier environment.  After the passage of the 2004 Child...

The BreakfastFirst Campaign in California

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

BackgroundThe BreakfastFirst Campaign is a three year initiative to help California's students reach their full potential and California's schools maximize...

From Plant to Plate: Benefits of Farm to School Programs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

There are many farm-to-school programs, at the national, state, and regional level. The overarching objectives of these programs are uniform; to incorporate...

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...

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...

An Eggciting Day at the Farmers Market

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

The Annual Youth Farmers Market Field Trip at the Brevard County Farmers Market in Melbourne, Florida gives youth the opportunity about local produce, local...

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