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Calories in School Meals

This paper provides some explanation and direction for state agencies and School Food Authorities to use in the discussions on the new calorie maximum as well as some tips to improve acceptance of school meals.

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Fact Sheet: Calories in School Meals

Fact Sheet: Calories in School Meals

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El Dia Escolar Ahora Es Mas Saludable Estuche de materiales para padres

Estuche de materiales para padresEl estuche de materiales “El Día Escolar ahora es más Saludable”es una colección de recursos que incluyen folletos, hojas informativas, preguntas frecuentes, volantes, lecciones escolares, plantillas y mucho más para ayudar a preparar a los padres para los cambios en las comidas escolares de este año escolar.Este estuche de materiales ofrece a los padres los recursos que usted necesita para ayudar a su niño a comer más saludablemente y aprender hábitos saludables que duren para siempre.

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El Dia Escolar Ahora Es Mas Saludable Para Padres

El Día Escolar ahora es más Saludable porque las comidas en la escuela este año son mejores. Los alimentos saludables te ayudarán a mejorar en la escuela, en los deportes y a crecer y ser fuerte. Cárgate con frutas, leche descremada o con bajo contenido de grasa y granos integrales.

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School Lunches Get a Makeover

You may have heard that nutrition standards for school meals have been updated recently. But what does that mean for your child? The National School Lunch Program provides meals to tens of millions of children each day, accounting for a significant portion of students’ recommended daily calorie needs. In exchange for participating in the National School Lunch Program (which sets minimum nutrition guidelines for meals), schools receive a reimbursement for each qualifying meal provided in school. This year, your school also can receive an additional reimbursement of six cents per lunch if they meet the updated standards.     

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The School Lunch Just Got Even Healthier Now how do we get kids to eat it?

Even the healthiest foods are only healthy if they are actually eaten. When you first serve a fruit or vegetable, you may not get the reaction you desire. But the good news is that kids will and do eat healthy foods. Sometimes it just takes a little creativity on the part of parents or schools.

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Tips for Educators on Supporting Healthy School Meals

Teachers and other school staff can play an important role in helping to ensure the standards are implemented successfully, and that children are willing to try new options.

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Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 School Meals

Championed by the First Lady as part of her Let’s Move! initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 contains many provisions that help improve child nutrition programs and make meals and offerings more nutritious.

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The School Day Just Got Healthier Toolkit for Educators and Students

The School Day Just Got Healthier Toolkit is a collection of resources including brochures, fact sheets, FAQs, fliers, school lessons, templates and much more, to help prepare educators and students for the changes to school meals this school year. This toolkit provides parents with the resources you need to help you eat healthy and learn healthy habits that last forever.

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Final Rule to Update School Lunches and Breakfasts

Power Point presentation