Updated Nutrition Standards Help Students Eat Healthier

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A new study shows that the updated meal standards and policies that grew out of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act have reduced food waste in schools, according to researchers from the University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. The findings contradict anecdotal reports suggesting that children were throwing away more food as a result of the …

Join Us for the Comprehensive School Activity Programs Webinar on Mar. 26th!

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  Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs Finding time to integrate more physical activity into the school day can often be difficult with all the other demands on time during the school day. The Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) webinar, on March 26th from 11am-12pm, provides step-by-step guidance on how to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school activities with the …

TEDMED Great Challenges Discussion on Childhood Obesity

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TEDMED, a program that produces health and medicine-related talks in the popular TED Talks format, has created a year-round series called, “The Great Challenges Program.”  The Great Challenges Program focuses on problems in health and medicine, such as childhood obesity, that cannot be fixed with a simple cure and requires multidisciplinary understanding to be resolved. Most recently, an interactive online …

Voices for Healthy Kids Shared Use Liability Toolkit Available!

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Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  and American Heart Association released a toolkit on shared use entitled Unlock the Doors. The toolkit is a compilation of facts, sample materials, and guidance on how to build, engage, and mobilize a social movement in your state or community on this critical issue. The toolkit is …

Combat Child Hunger with Free School Meals

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  Hunger Solutions announced a list of schools eligible to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).   Community eligibility is the newest opportunity schools with a  high percentage of low-income children to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.  According to the USDA’s CEP evaluation, program enrollment increases participation in the school meal programs, reduces labor costs for schools, and …