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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...

How to Find a Teacher to Supervise Your Student Nutrition Action Committee

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

You’ve begun planning, organizing, and recruiting members for your club, but all school activities usually require a teacher’s supervision.  Once you’ve...

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...

From Plant to Plate: Benefits of Farm to School Programs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

There are many farm-to-school programs, at the national, state, and regional level. The overarching objectives of these programs are uniform; to incorporate...

Hands-On Nutrition Education: No Field Trip Required!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Extending the learning environment beyond the classroom is a great way to engage students with hands-on activities and fresh perspectives and you don’t have...

Creative Ways to Advertise & Generate Interest in Your School’s Local Wellness Policy (LWP)

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Kate Hoy, Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition ProgramsSmarter Lunchroom Movement 

How Students Can Effectively Voice Opinions about Nutrition in School

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Nutrition is important to you, but how can you get your friends and classmates to care too?  Voicing your opinion about the school food environment is a...

The Size and Shape of Calorie Intake: Using Smart Dishware to Encourage Healthy Portions at Home

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Consuming too many calories is actually a greater contributor to obesity than not getting enough exercise. Numerous studies have suggested that individuals...

Meals at Home Keep Families Healthy & Close

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

It is significantly less common for families to eat meals together now than it was a few decades ago. In her article, “A Family That Eats Together…Stays...

School-Based Farmers' Market Brings Fresh Produce to Kids

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Growing up in an inner city, children of the Syracuse City School District don’t necessarily get the chance to visit farms, farms stands, and even large...

Benefits of Working with Cooperative Extension

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Consider calling your local county or university based Cooperative Extension office for reliable, research based resources and strategies to assist you in...

Changes in School Lunch

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act makes school lunch healthier for our children. All foods sold in schools will eventually have to meet specific nutrition...

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

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

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

Suggested Media Channels Administrators Can Use to Promote School Lunch

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

With the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, school lunches are becoming more nutritious than ever before1.  USDA and National School Lunch Program...

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...

How to Encourage Your Children to Eat More Vegetables

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Every parent knows the key to keeping children healthy is to get them to put down the junk food and eat more vegetables, but this is often more easily said...

School Food Wisdom, Straight from the Source

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

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...

Sharing the Credit: Acknowledging Food Service Staff for Implementing Positive Changes

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Lunchroom workers are the face of the school meals program. Accordingly, when interventions are successful in the lunchroom, it is important to give credit...

Become Involved in Healthy Lunchroom Initiatives by Running a Student Nutrition Action Committee

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Ask students what their favorite part of the day is; chances are, they will say recess or lunch! Time to socialize with friends is time well spent, but often...

10 Things Funders Look for in a Grant Application

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Writing a grant is a lot of work, but the benefits can greatly outweigh the costs. These tips will make your grant application more appealing to funders....

What Are Funders Looking For In Grant Applications?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Many programs, including numerous school food programs, which are conducted in the United States receive a large portion of their funding through grant...

10 Facts About School Lunch

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Thousands of schools nationwide participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which provides federal assistance for meals prepared and offered in...

Healthy School Foods Reinforce Health and More!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

Good nutrition is important to health especially for children as they grow and develop habits that will last a lifetime. Healthy food offered at school...

Workforce Diversity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Updated: July 31, 2014

The Workforce Diversity page includes strategies, techniques and resources for attracting, hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Information will focus...

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

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

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...

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