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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...

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...

Consumer Friendlier Nutrition Labels

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 26, 2015

The FDA recently proposed a new Nutrition Facts label, representing the first overhaul since 1990. The new Nutrition Facts label is based on consensus...

Beverages Make a Difference, Choose Healthy Ones

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 05, 2015

Sugar sweetened beverages are often the more popular choice compared to low-fat milk and water. Because of this, many of us are unwittingly adding up the...

What to Eat in the Lunchroom: VIDEO

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 30, 2015

Teaching students about good nutrition can start right in the school cafeteria! This short educational video guides students though the components of a...

Explore Healthy Eating Through Language Arts

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 11, 2014

Food and food packaging are great sources of inspiration to use in language development. Students are interested in food, they are surrounded by food, and...

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. ...

How to Recruit New School Nutrition Action Committee Members

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Your school’s Student Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) is a great resource for students interested in nutrition, but how can you make sure students join the...

Don’t Lick the Plate! Why Encouraging Kids to Clean the Plate can Backfire

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Finish everything on your plate, is a common house hold rule. What many parents don’t realize is that this rule might cause negative eating behaviors in the...

Popular Ideas for Student Nutrition Action Committee Events and Fundraisers

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

A Student Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) is a great way for you to make your schools healthier by influencing students to make healthier food choices in...

An Introduction to Share Our Strength

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

BackgroundShare Our Strength began in the basement of a row house on Capitol Hill in 1984, in response to the ‘84-‘85 famine in Ethiopia. Moved by the...

Making “Smarter Schools” Healthier with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

As many schools are implementing the Smarter Lunchrooms initiative and nudging students toward healthier choices, take a minute to think about what is...

Building in Choices for Kids in Lyons, NY

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Over the years, food service personnel in Lyons Central School District (LCSD), located in Wayne County, NY, have worked very hard to make sure the...

Make an Impact with the Healthier School US Challenge

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

The Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary initiative developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recognize schools who...

Benefits of Being a School Nutrition Action Committee Student President

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 26, 2014

A Student Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) gives students who are interested in promoting healthy habits the opportunity to work within the school to...

Big Idea: Non-Monetary Incentives can be used to improve food choices in after-school programs in grades 1-8

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 26, 2014

Useful for: After-school program coordinators, school administrators, teachersWhy is it Important?Incentives have been used in other contexts to ‘nudge’...

Guiding Healthier Choices in Schools: The Case of Choice Architecture vs. Choice Restrictions

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 26, 2014

 Recall your childhood, or even think back to recent interactions with your child or children.  When they need to go to bed, how do you phrase it?  Do you...

Create a Healthy Celebration Cart

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 11, 2014

Looking for a fun way to include healthy food options in classroom celebrations?  A healthy celebration cart offers opportunities for learning and fun, and...

Favorite Familiar Faces: How to Use Branding and Priming to Promote Healthy Foods

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 26, 2013

Kids often imitate their role models—many of whom are pop culture icons such as cartoon characters, superheroes, or puppets from TV. Companies capitalize on...

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