Content tagged "school administrators"

Resources for Promoting Healthy Holiday Fun in School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

“If all the year were playing holidays; To sport would be as tedious as to work.”-- William ShakespeareFood is often a key ingredient of holiday parties and...

Using School Gardens to Promote Children’s Physical Activity and Fitness

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

Encouraging healthy food choices, nutrition, and wellness among school children can extend beyond the classroom or the school cafeteria. School gardens are a...

Administrative Steps to Serving Garden Produce in the School Cafeteria

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

School gardens have become wildly popular in the last few years as an experiential education opportunity for students. Many school gardens grow enough...

A School Garden—How to Grow it and Enjoy it!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

A school garden can provide an exciting environment in which students can work with many people while learning how to grow food. A successful garden may...

School Gardens Promote Healthier Eating and Better Learning

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

Hands-on learning provides students with the know how to apply their lessons to real-life situations. Nutrition education may be a component of your school’s...

The Blue Zones® Project: Bringing Positive Change to School Wellness

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 19, 2016

Blue Zones® is a health and wellness initiative founded by Dan Buettner.  He travelled all over the world researching communities.  The areas that he found...

How to Support Farm-to-School Initiatives in Your Community

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 18, 2016

We’ve all probably heard that nutrition is very important for children’s health and ability to succeed in the classroom.  School lunchrooms nationwide have...

Encourage Kids to Fill Their Plates with a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 12, 2015

Today, students spend more hours in school and afterschool settings than they do at home. Thus, in many cases, children are eating more meals at school....

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...

Healthy Hosting Toolkit

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 07, 2015

Incorporating wellness resources and activities into your school’s community event is a cost-effective way of providing valuable health information and...

Benefits of Working with Cooperative Extension

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 07, 2015

Consider calling your local county or university based Cooperative Extension office for reliable, research based resources and strategies to assist you in...

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...

USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 06, 2015

The USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) aims to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among students in the nation’s poorest elementary schools...

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...

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]...

Use Experiments to Teach Food Safety to Children

Food Safety Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 09, 2015

Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control show that about half of the reported cases of foodborne illnesses occur in children, with the majority of...

Food Hub Supplies School Kitchens with Local Produce

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 10, 2015

Despite increasing demand, finding and buying local food can still be a hassle. When feeding hundreds or thousands of school children, convenience is key....

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...

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...

Feeding Hungry Tummies: Lunch Hour Strategies to Curb Food Waste

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 21, 2015

The 2010 federal school nutrition standards have helped educate many of our students about new and healthy foods.  A recent study by the Harvard School of...

Local Food in Schools: How to Overcome the Barriers

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 03, 2014

If you’ve worked in school food service for any length of time you’ve probably been approached about incorporating locally grown foods into your menus.  This...

Hello, My name is…. Super Broccoli

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 10, 2014

Super broccoli to the line! Giving vegetables creative names can capture students’ attention, set positive taste expectations, and increase consumption. ...

Creative Ways to Advertise & Generate Interest in Your School’s Local Wellness Policy (LWP)

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Kate Hoy, Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition ProgramsSmarter Lunchroom Movement 

School-Based Farmers' Market Brings Fresh Produce to Kids

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Growing up in an inner city, children of the Syracuse City School District don’t necessarily get the chance to visit farms, farms stands, and even large...

Let’s Go! Improving School Meals – Lessons From the Field

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

 Let’s Go! Background:Let’s Go! is a nationally-recognized childhood obesity prevention program committed to significantly decreasing childhood obesity rates...

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