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School Lunch Nutrition Changing For The Better
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Nancy Weiss Heads a Reimagined School Food Program
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Students Taste Testing Unfamiliar Vegetables
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California Schools Move Ahead With Healthier Meals Despite Backtrack In Congress
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Healthy Food, Healthy Lifestyle
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Solvang School’s Lunch Program Wins National Award
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School Food Initiative

“Our goal was simple: to make the healthy choice the easy choice, and to help schools build a sense of self-determination, where they could control the quality of the food their students eat.”
For more information visit:
www.orfaleafoundation.org


School Wellness Summit

The School Wellness Summit is an opportunity to share ideas with other leaders who are improving pupil outcomes by transforming schools into centers of health and wellness.
For more information visit:
www.schoolwellnesssummit.org

HEAL School Campaign Handout:
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Whole Child Action

Whole Child Action is a collection of best practices, resources, and role models collected by the Orfalea Foundation through our work in early childhood education, school food reform, and youth development.
For more information visit:
wholechildaction.org


Food Day

Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies.
For more information visit:
www.foodday.org


Smarter Lunchrooms Movement

The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement was started in 2009 with the goal of creating sustainable research-based lunchrooms that guide smarter choices. It is a grassroots movement of those concerned with the way children eat and wish to change these behaviors through the application of evidence-based lunchroom focused principles that promote healthful eating.
For more information visit:
smarterlunchrooms.org


Team Nutrition

Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.
For more information visit:
www.fns.usda.gov


Safe Routes

Improving children’s safety while walking and bicycling is a central mission of Safe Routes to School.
For more information visit:
www.saferoutesinfo.org


CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health)

CATCH is based on the CDC Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model in which health education, school environment, and family/community involvement work together to support youth in a healthy lifestyle.
For more information visit:
catchinfo.org


SPARK

SPARK strives to improve the health of children, adolescents, and adults by disseminating evidence-based Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, and Coordinated School Health programs to teachers and recreation leaders serving Pre-K through 12th grade students.
For more information visit:
www.sparkpe.org


School Health

Rewarding children in the classroom need not involve candy and other foods that can undermine children’s diets and health.
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New nutrition standards for schools increase access to healthy food and encourage kids to make smart choices.
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