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School Nutrition: Growing Food, Eating Healthy

  • April 13, 2016
Though it has not necessarily been easy, thousands of school districts now offer nutrient-dense whole wheat grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and lean proteins to children who participate in school meal programs. So what does it take to get kids to consume healthy meals, preferably with delectable delight?
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When It Comes To Playgrounds, Is Risk Its Own Reward?

  • November 3, 2015
Dialogue on playground design has been going on for decades. And while the larger trend in the U.S. has been toward durability and safety, all along there’s been an undercurrent advocating challenge and greater risk-taking opportunities, particularly in Europe, where laws limit liability.
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Within Reach: School-Based Health Care

  • December 18, 2014
Two thousand school-based health centers (SBHCs) in the United States form part of an invaluable network of accessible providers who help students get preventive care, cope with trauma and violence and manage chronic diseases like asthma, obesity and diabetes. Thriving Schools invites you to take a closer look at SBHCs.
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Healthy, Locally-Grown Meals at CA Schools? It Must Be Thursday.

  • December 11, 2014
California Thursdays, the brainchild of the Center for Ecoliteracy and Oakland Unified School District, is a bold effort to get fresh healthy food into school lunchrooms while supporting local farmers, ranchers, fishermen and dairies. Nutrition directors in some of state's smallest and largest districts have become staunch advocates of the initiative. Fifteen districts are already participating and more will climb aboard in 2015.
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Families That Eat Together, Thrive Together

  • November 24, 2014
ChopChop magazine reaches more than three million families each year with nutritious, great-tasting and inexpensive recipes. The kid-centric quarterly offers a solution to the obesity epidemic: Get Americans cooking real food again, at home with their families.
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Stepping It Up: Teachers Learn New Moves

  • October 21, 2014
A movement is afoot to provide teachers with the professional development and resources they need to integrate physical activity into the hours before, during and after school. Meet Normandie Nigh, an activist who knows how to make every step count.
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Addressing the Causes and Consequences of Weight Bias

  • October 16, 2014
We live in a world that accepts bias against people who are overweight, and our children suffer as a consequence. The Yale Rudd Center has produced a wealth of accessible resources to help educators and parents to understand and address weight-based bias.
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