Students get a crash course on the importance of healthy eating.
Friday, February 1
Middle school students are learning about healthy eating – one bite at a time. This week, students at Bloomfield Middle School learned how they can incorporate healthier eating habits into their lives. The school’s food provider Chartwells sponsored its Chefs 2 Schools program where guest chefs adopt a local school district and make occasional visits throughout the year and talk about healthy eating choices. On Tuesday, Chef Douglas Kulp hosted a sampling table event where students from Bloomfield Middle School tasted a variety of healthy menu choices, such as vegetarian chili, wheat berry salad and blood oranges. “We are thrilled to present our kids with the opportunity to learn how to prepare healthy food choices through Chartwells’ …
Whole grain-rich foods, more fruits and vegetables mandated.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Monday, August 20, 2012
School districts across the country will bring new meaning to the "apple a day" saying this school year as nationally-mandated school lunch standards take effect. Beginning in September, the new lunch standards, introduced in January by First Lady Michelle Obama under the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, will be implemented. The standards were created to help fight childhood obesity throughout the nation. According to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture, the new meal standards are designed to "make the same kinds of practical changes that many parents are already encouraging at home." This involves the inclusion of fruits, vegetables, whole grain-rich foods, low-calorie foods and foods with reduced amounts of …