National School Breakfast Week

Every year, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) brings awareness to the School Breakfast Program (SBP) for schools. National School Breakfast Week is the SNA’s opportunity to bring more awareness to their SBP. The SNA is a collaboration of over 57,000 members who share the vision of providing high-quality, low-cost meals to kids in schools across…

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Baking Up Memories in February

Nothing is more fun to do during the cold winter months than baking with your family. February has been designated as National Bake for Family Fun Month and that’s reason to celebrate! Baking is a great way to spend valuable time with your family, from selecting and shopping for ingredients to baking and enjoying the…

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Let’s Fight Childhood Obesity

Did you know that 1 in 3 children are currently overweight or obese? That number continues to grow at an alarming rate! This is why today is a very important day. It marks the start of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.   Childhood obesity increases a child’s risk of developing preventable diseases as an adult,…

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National School Breakfast Week- Take the Challenge

This week is National School Breakfast Week!  This is a weeklong celebration of the school breakfast program that is always celebrated during the first full week in March.  It highlights how eating a nutritious breakfast helps children fuel up for success in the classroom and beyond.  The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Take the…

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Start 2017 off with National Family Fit Lifestyle Month!

It is time to get you and your family excited because January is National Family Fit Lifestyle Month! Family Fit Lifestyle Month is the best time for the whole family to create healthy lifestyle habits together.   Life can get busy but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop being healthy. It is recommended…

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August Monthly Morsels

Kids Eat Right Month By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern August is the month chosen by the academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to celebrate Kids Eat Right Month.  How fitting is it, that as children are continuing to enjoy their summer break, as well as prepare for the upcoming school year, that we highlight the importance…

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Shake the Salt Habit for National Salt Awareness Week!

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with 1 in every 4 deaths resulting from the condition.  Though genetic predisposition plays a role in developing cardiovascular disease, the reason why the incidence of this disease has reached exponential numbers is likely a result of poor lifestyle choices, including a high…

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Childhood Obesity Rates May Take a Turn in the Right Direction

There are some children who consume upwards of 50% of their calories at school, so the foods offered there can have a big impact on their health. “The goal of the school lunch program was, and is, to ensure that students receive enough nutrition to be healthy and to learn” said Rep. Steve King, regarding…

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