Content tagged "smarter lunchrooms"

Including Smarter Lunchrooms in Your School’s Local Wellness Policy

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 12, 2018

An important aspect of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (2010) is that school districts (or Local Education Agencies, LEAs) that participate in the National...

Spanish-language Resources for Smarter Mealtimes

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 22, 2018

Smarter Mealtimes developers Erin Sharp, MS, MAT (Curriculum designer, Smarter Lunchrooms Movement National Office) and Bianca Smith, MDA, RD (Program...

Pediatric Clinical Care Provider and School Nutrition Professionals Team Up for Smarter Lunchroom Movement in Georgia

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 19, 2018

In 2014, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a pediatric clinical care provider in Georgia developed Strong4Life Nutrition Program in partnership with a...

Smarter, Brighter, and More Inviting Salad Bars: Marshall Public Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

At Marshall Public Schools in Marshall, Michigan the salad bars were redesigned. Food service staff made some adjustments to their salad bar in effort to...

Online Resources for Smarter Lunchrooms and Smarter Mealtimes at SmarterLunchrooms.org

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Smarter Lunchrooms National Office curriculum designer Erin Sharp (M.S., M.A.T.) presents the exciting recent resources developed to support the strategies...

The Impact of Smarter Lunchroom Coaches: Grand Rapids Public Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

The lunchroom at Palmer Elementary School in Grand Rapids Michigan has been selling more fruits and vegetables than ever before with the help of Michigan...

Partnerships Create Culture of Health:Timbuktu Academy

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

Timbuktu Academy in Detroit, Michigan utilizes partnerships to engage and teach students about healthy living and eating through many fun, relevant, and...

Partner to Power Smarter Lunchrooms: Crystal Area Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

With the help of Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Staff, Food Service Director Michael Wensel decided to conduct a Smarter Lunchrooms assessment at...

Smarter Lunchroom Moves that Work: Grand Rapids Public Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

In Grand Rapids Public Schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan, assistant food service director Amy Klinkoski says that simple steps such as improving aesthetics,...

School Gardens Engage Students: Traverse Heights Elementary School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

The Traverse Heights Elementary School garden program in Traverse City, Michigan teaches students about the importance of healthy food and healthy eating....

Student Input Fuels Participation: Crystal Area Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

At Crystal Area Middle and High schools in Carson City, Michigan food service director Michael Wensel really focuses on getting to know the students better...

Smarter Lunchroom Student Teams: Walters Elementary School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: September 29, 2017

Allowing students to be involved in the food service program at Walters Elementary School in Marshall, Michigan helped staff and Michigan State University...

Process Evaluation Results of a Smarter Lunchrooms Study in New York State Middle Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

School food environments are a common target of childhood obesity prevention initiatives, though buy-in from school staff is an essential component of...

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