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Aug 13, 2012

Kids choose less soda in school but still have sugary alternatives

A new study just published in the Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that recent changes to laws in the schools are making a difference with children's sugary beverage consumption. The study found that only one in four high school students h...
Jun 25, 2012

School Nurse Association Meeting in San Francisco

We had a wonderful time at the National Association of School Nurse conference in San Francisco. We met hundreds of nurses and learned about their wellness program and challenges they face. The conference itself was very informative with t...
May 09, 2012

National Teachers Appreciation Day

We want to recognize the wonderful work that teachers do every day helping our children through example and instruction. Teachers help children learn important life lessons about healthy habits, the importance of choosing healthier foods and bei...
Apr 30, 2012

Fuel Up To Play 60 Report Card Shows Great Progress In Helping Kids

I am a big fan of any program that helps kids eat healthier and promotes activity in a fun and positive way. The Fuel Up to Play 60 is a national program that reminds children to be active at least 60 minutes a day. This program has reach...
Feb 06, 2012

Children and Food Allergies Raising Awareness- Facts, Safety Tips and Resources

This week's healthy goal and pledge for kids is to 'Help Raise Awareness About Food Allergies.' You can help by reading the information below and sharing it with other parents or your local school. This weekly campaign has ended, Thank you t...
Nov 07, 2011

How does Tomato Paste Compare to Tomatoes?

In November 2012, the congress decided to modify the school nutrition standards recommended by the USDA. One of the most controversial standards was the continuing to allow a slice of pizza to be counted as a serving of vegetable. Obviou...
Oct 19, 2011

Middle School Healthy Kids Recipe Contest and New Nutrition Education Materials for K-8

We are excited to share some helpful and fun new resources from our partner Healthy Kids Challenge!Get children engaged in healthy cooking with the Stirring Up Health contest for middle school students featuring the new My Plate, you can enter as an ...
Oct 07, 2011

Promote healthy foods during National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week (NSLW) 2011 begins this Monday, October 10.This year the theme is “School Lunch – Let’s Grow Healthy” with a goal of helping students understand where food comes from and the nutritional benefits that go along with the food t...
Oct 03, 2011

Farm to School Month- Printables Teaching and Connecting Kids to How Healthy Food Grows

Celebrating the 1st ever Farm to School Month with fun printable activity pages, puzzles and activities to teach kids about farms and how food grows. Play our Healthy Harvest Maze Game (Spanish) Help Chef Solus collect fruits and vege...
Aug 10, 2011

School lunches - meeting the new school nutrition guidelines

It is fast approaching school time and ensuring your child gets a healthy well balanced meal is one of the best ways to help your child succeed in school.  There are numerous studies that show that children who eat a good breakfast and a healthy lunch ...
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