health and wellness

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program at Cherokee Elementary School allows students to sample fresh produce in the classroom during snack time.
strawberry agua
Use fresh, seasonal fruits to create a base for agua fresca, smoothies and raspados [Mexican shaved ice]. You can choose in-season, local fruit.
"Meatless Monday"'s website asks students and professors to join hundreds of other university students to sign the pledge to replace meat, chicken and fish with plant-based meals each...
The meal plan is more about filling residents with tasty, good-for-you foods that promote heart and brain health than it is about calorie restriction, officials say.
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District hired a couple of consultants to evaluate students and educate their families about obesity, diet and other lifestyle issues.
Tovah McCord, regional director for The Kitchen Community, shares lessons on why programs like these can help operators get students excited about health.
almond milk almonds
Cow’s milk is the most common food allergy among babies and young children—2.5 percent of the population experience an adverse reaction, says the CDC.
chicken cranberry tray
The number of children with a food allergy rose 18 percent from 1997 to 2007, however, just 38 percent of K-12 operators had allergy training in the past year.
clown juggling
To generate student excitement, San Diego Unified School District had its schools apply in a raffle to have the local circus perform at a general assembly.
vegetable variety
Every March, to celebrate National Nutrition Month, Windham Raymond School District makes its way through the alphabet by featuring produce from A to Z.

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