School Food Gets Sophisticated

As students get exposed to more culturally diverse foods and choices, they seek those options in the cafeteria too. Schools across the country are incorporating more ethnically diverse foods into their menus and including them in exciting new build-your-own stations for student to customize their healthy lunches.

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Fifteen & Fit Program Motivates Students to Get Moving

When Stephen Pino became principal at Algodones Elementary School in the Bernalillo Public School system in New Mexico, he brought with him an appreciation for physical education and promoting a healthy breakfast.

Pino started a Fifteen and Fit School Running and Walking Program last year to help get students motivated in the morning. Aptly named, the program gives the entire elementary school, about 200 students, 15 minutes to walk or run in the morning. Many members of the Algodones staff and administration also take the time to get in some morning exercise, accompanying the students every morning. Read more…

Minnesota Schools Warm Up with Gourmet Oatmeal Recipes

As the cold winter months in Minnesota started to settle in, Roseville Area Schools Nutrition Services Supervisor Angela Richey, MPH, RD, SNS, introduced creative and interactive ways to get new oatmeal choices on the school breakfast menus.

After being approached by a cafeteria manager in the district about ways to incorporate warm, comforting oatmeal to the menu for winter, Richey knew plain old oatmeal just wouldn’t cut it for her kids. Read more…