Food and Health, Kids

The Smarter Lunch Room Scorecard has 60 no cost or minimal cost action plans that can be used in lunch rooms to increase participation, increase healthful food consumption, and reduce food waste...
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 
Kids

Recently I attended the Sonoma Heirloom Exhibition. My decision to go was based on two reasons: 1) Any visit to a farmer's market in Sonoma or Santa Rosa yields the most beautiful local-grown produce, consistently on every trip. This image was photographed by me from items I picked at a summer farmer's market in Sonoma: ... A Vegan Petting Zoo – Great Activity for Kids
Food and Health, MyPlate

If you were to replace birthday cake with the sweet treats in this post, then you would save about 8,000 calories per child per school year, which is quite a bit...
Food and Health, Prevention

Here's a special preview of Building a Plant-Based Eating Pattern: Vegetables, the first in a new series about creating an eating pattern that is rich in healthful plants...
Prevention, MyPlate

What a year it has been! 2015 was chock-full of new nutrition policy, scientific research, and health information. Want to take a quick look at some of the highlights?