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We do a Future Chefs competition in the elementary schools that is focused on healthy after-school snacks. The students submit recipes, and the best five are selected to compete in a cook-off. We...

We started a Build Your Plate program to familiarize students with healthy foods, with the hope that those habits continue as they age. Students are taught how to prepare a balanced meal, the source...

We served a variety of “super foods” that intrigued the taste buds and pleased appetites during a recent party. The menu items were posted to inform participants of their &...

We use an iPad kiosk in our dining hall’s lobby, which lists all the items on the daily menu. The items are grouped by meal and each item has nutrition facts and allergens. The students...

I’m hoping to start a program called the mercado peso. Students would receive pesos, which we would create, when they were caught doing good things. On Friday the students would be able to...

We mark items at our c-stores with a “wolf-approved’ denotation, which means the item fits four of our five healthy option criteria. This directs students to smarter snack options...

At the end of the serving lines we have kid-friendly cutting utensils for students to cut up their own produce. We have one for apples and another for oranges. The fruit comes out wedged and cored...

To introduce more low-fat choices to students and to increase the percentage of students who picked up milk, we randomly drew names from among the children who participated in lunch on a certain day...

For Breast Cancer Awareness Week our school cafeterias served pink foods like eggs and applesauce. We also served whole “pink” grapefruit, which many of our students had never...

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