Content tagged "school teachers"

Backpack Programs Impact More than Student’s Hunger

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

For some students whose families experience food insecurity or hunger, the only consistent meals that they receive may be the ones served at school. As a...

Bust a Move! How to Use Dance Breaks to Get Students Reenergized and Refocused in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Fostering classroom attention and participation can be as easy as “5, 6, 7, 8!” The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Program in Nutrition...

Curriculum Review: Accompanying Resource for Middle School Children In Defense of Food PBS Documentary

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

In Defense of Food is a project of Kikim Media, LLC. The centerpiece of the project is a two-hour PBS documentary. It also includes a web site...

Mooga: Cow Inspired Yoga

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

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

What are Whole Grains?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 24, 2016

Whole grains are an important part of the diet that add fiber, vitamins and minerals to your daily intake. The recommended amount of grains in the Healthy...

Food Day Curriculum: Science Lessons for Healthier Students and Communities

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 06, 2016

Each year on October 24th, Food Day is celebrated nationwide with a goal of helping people learn to “eat real.” The event, created by the Center for Science...

Easy, Healthy Classroom Birthday Celebrations That Parents and Kids Will Love!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

A child’s birthday is a wonderful reason to celebrate!  Very often, a child will have multiple birthday parties/celebrations: at home with family, at a park...

Tips to Create Healthier School Environments

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

It is clear that schools can serve as a great venue to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

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...

School Breakfast Success: A Success Story Compendium by Michigan Team Nutrition

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 03, 2016

Funding for this project was provided by a Michigan Department of Education’s Team Nutrition Grant and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan.  This project...

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...

Benefits of School Lunch for Your Kids

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 22, 2016

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

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...

How to Find a Copy of My Student’s School Local Wellness Policy

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 11, 2016

Because schools play such an important role in your student’s wellness, Local School Wellness Policies (LWPs) can be a great resource to understand how...

Professional Development Opportunities through 4-H

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 06, 2016

Summertime provides wonderful opportunities to enjoy a relaxing break, family vacations, barbecues with friends, and long lazy days.  Summertime is also a...

Tips to Create Active Classroom Celebrations

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 05, 2016

Classroom parties are an important part of the overall school wellness environment.  Incorporating physical activity into celebrations offers an opportunity...

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...

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...

Help Reduce Food Allergens in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

Many practices in school classrooms put students with food allergies at risk. Simple solutions can greatly reduce the risk of allergic reaction. The first...

How to Talk to Your Child’s School about Food Allergies

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

If your child has food allergies, it is important to ensure your child’s needs are being met at school. The following information is intended to help you...

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