What Are the Keys to School Food Success in American Schools?

Plus: Schools are tapping into local far
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What Are the Keys to School Food Success?
It takes serious know-how to run a successful school meal program. We polled nutrition directors across the country to find out which strategies are working to promote healthy eating.

Nutrition directors weigh in »

Q&A With a Principal
‘A Major Movement Is Underway in Schools’
From pedal desks to garbanzo beans, the student health efforts at Beresford Elementary School in South Dakota earned national recognition last year. In this Q&A, Principal Kevin Nelson discusses what’s worked to promote health and well-being.

5 insights »

Farm-Fresh Foods Boosting School Nutrition
Schools are tapping farms to bring more nutritious, locally sourced ingredients into the cafeteria, and the right kitchen equipment can make a big difference. Here’s how kitchen upgrades have helped a few schools take advantage of their local bounty.

Farm-to-school stories »

‘Impressive’ Results From New Kitchen Upgrades
Just two new pieces of kitchen equipment enabled a slew of improvements for Logan Elementary in Topeka, Kansas. The additions of an oven and steam jacketed kettle cut preparation times, reduced food waste, and helped the school serve higher-quality meals.

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Featured Resources
Where Does Your County Rank on Health?
A new interactive from Salud America! shows where U.S. counties rank on a variety of health factors and outcomes. See how your area stacks up on obesity, food access, and more.

Get a report card »

Voices for Healthy Kids: 2016 Progress Report
The Voices for Healthy Kids initiative is celebrating four years of “building a culture of health for all children.”

What it has accomplished »

Around the web
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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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