Healthy eating promotes good health and improves brain power
Schools are in a unique position to promote healthy eating. School breakfast and lunch programs may account for more than half of a child’s daily calorie intake, so good nutrition at school is more important than ever.
Improved nutrition in schools can lead to these benefits.
- Increased focus and attention
- Improved test scores
- Better classroom behavior
- Better understanding of healthy eating behaviors
Healthy Schools Program
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program helps schools create healthier environments that promote physical activity and healthy eating. Enrollment is free and gives members access to resources, trainings, and technical assistance.
Create a Positive School Nutrition Environment
The CDC recommends that schools implement policies and practices to create a nutrition environment that supports students in making healthy choices.
Federal School Nutrition Programs
Participation in the federal nutrition programs plays a critical role in childhood obesity prevention. Learn how you can work to increase participation in your school or district.
Healthy School Snacks
The Center for Science in the Public Interest offers information and ideas for serving healthy snacks and beverages at school functions and celebrations
Healthy School Meal Tips
The Center for Science in the Public Interest gives you the facts on the latest USDA nutrition standards for schools with tips for how you can strengthen your school meal programs.