Posted by Marissa Duswalt on March 15, 2013
It's AmeriCorps Week, and we're celebrating the extraordinary impact of AmeriCorps members and alums serving America's communities through programs like FoodCorps, an innovative, grassroots approach to solving the national obesity epidemic. With one in four U.S. children struggling with hunger, and one in three obese or overweight, FoodCorps addresses a root cause of both: access to healthy food.
Posted by Steve Marinelli, Milton Town School District, Milton, VT on March 14, 2013
I’ve been the Food Service Director for Milton Town School District for two years now. My goal is to make lunchtime a dining experience for the students, which has proven to be a success. Try our five simple steps to get your students excited to eat their fruits and veggies!
Posted by Terri Romine-Ortega, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Southwest Region on March 13, 2013
It is a challenge to get teenagers to eat lunch at school. These cool, independent, fast-food connoisseurs often eschew the traditional school lunch line. But the nutrition services director and an executive chef have changed that dynamic at the high school in Union Public Schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Posted by Steve Watson, Southeast Regional Office Public Affairs, Food and Nutrition Service on March 12, 2013
Schools in Tennessee’s Knox County have embraced new healthy school lunch standards, with more options and kid favorites on the menu and more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables in every meal served.
Posted by Kori Schulman on March 11, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a “Let’s Move!” Twitter Office Hour in the First Lady’s East Wing Office of the White House, March 11, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Earlier today, First Lady Michelle Obama hopped on Twitter to discuss Let's Move!, her initiative to ensure our nation’s kids grow up healthy. During the chat with people from around the country, Mrs. Obama shared her favorite cardio workout (it’s kickboxing), winter recipes she loves (and a great resource for Pinspiration), plus a new program that will bring physical activity back to schools (and how you can get involved).
Posted by Lauren Mancini, Director of Food and Nutrition Services at the Somerville Public Schools Somerville, MA on March 11, 2013
Question: What do you get when you cross a local farm with a group of hungry, curious students?
Answer: A recipe for success! And an appreciation for fresh foods and healthy lifestyles.
Posted by Kori Schulman on March 10, 2013
Update: This live event has concluded. You can see the full Q&A here.
To celebrate the third anniversary of Let’s Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama traveled around the country to highlight healthy changes being made in schools, towns and businesses across America.
Tomorrow, we're continuing the celebration on Twitter to discuss the First Lady's initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential.
Posted by Colleen Curtis on March 8, 2013
To celebrate the third anniversary of Let's Move, First Lady Michelle Obama went on the road to meet people across the country who are making healthy change happen. From a Cafeteria Cook-off in Mississippi to a grocery store in Missouri, Mrs. Obama saw first hand how companies and communities are coming together to help our kids, and our families, eat healthy and get active. Plus she stopped in her hometown of Chicago for some recess with 6,500 schoolkids and some of America's most talented athletes. Check it all out here in this video:
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on March 8, 2013
How is your community moving? The First Lady recognized two winning videos at the White House yesterday for their incredible work to make their communities healthier.
Posted by Texas Department of Agriculture on March 8, 2013
Dallas is using innovation to make school meals more appealing to students. Check out these simple tricks of the trade used in Dallas ISD's school cafeterias.