Learn about the new, healthier USDA nutrition guidelines for school meals, snacks and drinks – in schools since July 2014. NEA Healthy Futures’ Bag the Junk program provides resources like this to help schools and student health advocates take the next steps in making schools a healthier place.
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Childhood obesity is something that threatens the health of American youth and their future potential. Today, nearly one in three young people are either obese or overweight, putting them at higher risk for serious, even life-threatening health problems. There is hope though and schools are a great place to start! Students receive up to 50… Read more »
Good nutrition is one of the critical components to student learning readiness, from getting the nutrients to support cognitive development and reducing distractions due to an empty stomach to preventing chronic diseases and being physically able to participate throughout the school day. Healthy eating at school addresses hunger and obesity, while influencing life-long habits. More… Read more »