Content tagged "school teachers"

Mooga: Cow Inspired Yoga

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 16, 2019

The Dairy Council of Florida has developed Mooga, cow inspired yoga, as an interactive activity that helps strengthen bones and teach about the health...

Strategies for Summer Feeding Sites

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 16, 2019

Summer feeding programs are increasing in number in response to student needs. Popular examples include food trucks, mobile feeding sites (such as youth...

Healthy Fundraising: How to Fundraise While Promoting Health

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 02, 2019

Investing. Fundraising. Donations. Gifts. These are all words that come to mind when we look at ways to increase the financial pools that we can draw on for...

Developing an Inclusive Health Curriculum for Individuals with Disabilities

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 24, 2019

OverviewChildren and adolescents with physical and intellectual disabilities tend to have a higher prevalence of obesity (BMI of 30.0 or higher) compared to...

Partnering with Key Stakeholder Groups for Smarter Lunchrooms Projects

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 24, 2019

Lunchrooms operate within a school community comprised of thousands of interconnected stakeholders: school and district employees, students and their...

Five Things to Know About “Water in Schools”

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 20, 2018

What is “Water in Schools”?Water in Schools is a project sponsored by the California Department of Health and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Summer Food Safety

Modified from Dr. Henley’s previous blog contribution: https://eatsmartmd.blogspot.com/2017/07/food-safety-during-summer.htmlThermometers and food safety...

Selecting an Effective Out of School Time Cooking Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 19, 2018

Often when you ask children, “What subject would you like to learn more about?” cooking is a common response.  When children engage in learning about food...

Recommendations to Successfully Implement “Serve Food Safely” and “The How’s and the Why’s of Classroom Food Safety”

Food Safety Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 19, 2018

Serve Food Safely (for nutrition educators and volunteer assistants)The purpose of the “Serve Food Safely” checklist developed by University of Maryland...

Backpack Giving for Healthier Living

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 19, 2018

In the United States, hunger and food insecurity continue to be a persistent problem - 41.2 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2016, 6.5...

Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption by Holding Recess before Lunch

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 28, 2017

Many schools have recess-time right after lunch so that when students are finished eating they can engage in physical activities before afternoon classes....

A Guide to Gardening in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 16, 2017

Garden-based learning activities in the classroom promote science, math, reading, and  allow students to increase their awareness of the environment and...

Healthful Celebrations in Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

There are many fun ways to celebrate special events in schools.  Check out these ideas.What a teacher can do:What a parent/caregiver can do:For more healthy...

Daily Water Recommendation

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

Water, what is the Big Deal? Up to 60% of the adult human body is water. Everyone has heard the recommendation to drink 8 glasses of water a day, but how...

The Cornell Healthy After-School Environment (CHASE) Self-Assessment Tool: Encouraging Supportive Food and Activity Environments

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 18, 2017

Developed by Wendy Wolfe, Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences, and Sally Crosiar, healthypeoplelearn.com, the Cornell Healthy After-School...

News You can Use: Tips for Your School Newsletter

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

School newsletters are an effective way to communicate all kinds of information to families in your school or district.  Newsletters are a great place to...

Huddle Up for Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Students who participate in school breakfast programs have improved attendance, behavior and academic performance as well as decreased tardiness according to...

Practice Smart Snacking in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Much of the work of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (BEN Center) focuses on designing environments where individuals...

Top 10 Tips for Working with Your Local Extension on Nutrition Education

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Cooperative Extension (also called Agricultural Extension) is a nationwide resource that brings research-based, practical information and classes to the...

How School Lunches Can Benefit Your Child

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

USDA and National School Lunch Program (NSLP) lunches are carefully designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of students9.  By limiting salt, fat, and...

Teacher Tips for Healthier Classroom Celebrations

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Welcome back to school! Teachers all over are meeting new students, putting the finishing touches on their classrooms, and making schedules and lessons...

Show Me the Research! 10 Studies on the Importance of The National School Lunch Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Since childhood obesity has tripled over the past thirty years, critics of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) have suggested that the program...

Why Choose Whole Grains for Your Kids?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Is your child’s favorite cereal Honey Nut Cheerios? Do they love snacking on popcorn? Without even knowing it, your kids are enjoying the benefits of whole...

Maintenance of Students’ Physical Activity During the Holidays

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Holidays tend to be synonymous with extra calories and decreased physical activity. People may consume more because of food served at holiday parties or...

Taking Dairy Lessons into the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Many students think milk comes from the grocery store, they don’t realize the journey it travels before it gets there.  The Dairy Council of Florida has...

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