Content tagged "school teachers"

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...

Consider School Meals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

Some parents of children with a food allergy or allergies prefer that their child eat only food prepared at home. However it is important to note that...

Celebrate the Healthy Way: Tips for Year-Round Classroom Parties

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

We all love a good celebration. Friends, fun, and food are the key staples to any good party. Parents not only want children to have a good time and make...

GO – GO in 2016: Use Routines and Simple Actions to Build a Moving Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2016

Physical activity is one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions. Activity increases our energy level, engages the brain, and can be a ton of fun. So why...

Communicating Healthy Eating Messages to Preschool Children

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2016

Talking to young children about their health can be challenging—is it better to grab their attention by warning against unhealthy practices or to encourage...

Avoid the Holiday Hiatus from Health – and Start the New Year Right!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 24, 2016

December is often the month where we indulge in a variety of holiday goodies, but with a little awareness about common pitfalls, you can resolve to get your...

School Food Wisdom, Straight from the Source

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 22, 2016

There are many misconceptions about school food, from what it costs, to what’s in it and where it comes from. School lunch is often accused of being a factor...

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...

Food, Fun, and Education: How to Include Healthy Foods in Classroom Games

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Education is getting more complex for the teachers, yet the need for healthy lifestyle choices is constantly growing. Everyone loves a good game, whether...

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...

Michigan Schools Boost Breakfast!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Michigan Department of Education, Team Nutrition ProgramIn case you haven’t noticed, three million more school breakfasts were served to Michigan students...

Breakfast Vending

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Jenice Momber, Foodservice Director, Onekama Consolidated School, Onekama, MIOne new way schools are successfully boosting breakfast counts is by using...

MARESA Culinary Students Take First Place at Michigan Junior Chef Competition

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Marquette Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (MARESA), Marquette, MichiganHigh-school students in the culinary arts program, offered through a...

Mattawan’s Crepe 66 Café Crew Takes Third Place with Gluten-Free Breakfast Crepes

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Mattawan Middle School, Mattawan, MichiganAsk a middle school student if they’ve ever eaten a crepe and many will ask: What’s a crepe?” Not at Mattawan...

Blueberry Oatmeal Sundaes Capture 2nd Place at Michigan Junior Chef Competition!

Updated: March 10, 2016

Baseline Middle School, South Haven Public Schools, South Haven, MichiganAmy Nichols, foodservice director at South Haven Public Schools, had her eye on a...

2015 Michigan Junior Chef Competition

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Whitney Vance, R.D., Michigan Department of Education Mediterranean Quiche? Breakfast Egg Rolls?  Cherry-Oatmeal Dunkers? If you want to know what middle and...

Superintendent Supports Breakfast in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Bill Fetterhoff, Superintendent, Godwin Heights Public Schools, Wyoming, MIBill Fetterhoff, superintendent of Godwin Heights Public Schools, believes proper...

Students’ Marketing Power Boosts Breakfast Participation

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Renae Tindall, Teacher, Whitehall District Schools, Whitehall, MIRenae Tindall, teacher extraordinaire at Ealy Elementary School, says if you want to get...

Smoothie Success!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Sharon Lenard, Foodservice Director, Howell Public Schools, Howell, MichiganSharon Lenard, foodservice director for Howell Public Schools, found the way to...

Oatmeal-licious Breakfast Bar Still Hot Today

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Dan Gorman, Foodservice Director, Whitehall District Schools, Whitehall, MIIt’s been almost three years since fifth-grade student Kammie Jarvis developed her...

New Grab and Go and “Late-Start Wednesdays” Fuel Oxford Breakfast Success

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Karen Bissett, Nutrition Services Director, Oxford Community Schools, Oxford, MIKaren Bissett, nutrition services director for Oxford Community Schools, is...

Fabulous Food and Super Staff = Showcase Success

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Katherine Borovsky, Foodservice Director, Hopkins Public Schools, Hopkins, MI“If they can walk with it, they’ll eat it.” That’s the secret, according to...

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Bernard Gladney, Foodservice General Manager, Flint Public Schools, Flint, MI“Whatever it takes to get students to eat breakfast, we’ll do it.” That’s a...

Creative First-Year Foodservice Director Boosts Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Amy Nichols, Foodservice Director, South Haven Public Schools, South Haven, MIFirst-year Foodservice Director Amy Nichols dove in headfirst this year to...

Community Tailgate Kicks Off New School Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Carrie Morfino, Foodservice Director, Fraser Public Schools, Fraser, MIEveryone loves a party especially when it’s held in the fall, outdoors, and in...

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