Local Success Stories

School Lunch Nutrition Changing For The Better

Nancy Weiss Heads a Reimagined School Food Program

Students Taste Testing Unfamiliar Vegetables

California Schools Move Ahead With Healthier Meals Despite Backtrack In Congress

Healthy Food, Healthy Lifestyle

Solvang School’s Lunch Program Wins National Award

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.”

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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.

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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.

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Food Day

Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies.

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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.

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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.

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Safe Routes

Improving children’s safety while walking and bicycling is a central mission of Safe Routes to School.

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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.

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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.

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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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