Success! A recent study shows that kids are being served healthier lunches. After many, many changes by USDA, it looks like the "Healthy Hunger Free Act" just may be paying off. We have personally seen a trend towards fresh salad bars, multiple fruit options, and increased vegetables in our partner schools. There is nothing we love more than seeing kids exposed to healthy items in their cafeterias. There is still a LONG way to go to get healthy meals and healthy choices into
We recently came across an article involving the sometimes controversy surrounding the National School Lunch Program, and want to share! What are your thoughts on Congress relaxing the original meal standards set in 2010? "Last month, the Senate Agriculture Committee approved a bill, sponsored by Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), that would allow schools to include fewer whole grains and extend by two years when schools must reduce levels of salt." REA
The U.S. Department of Agriculture presented Beech Street School in Manchester with a silver HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms award.
Beech Street joins an elite group of schools across the country recognized for excellence in their integration of health, nutrition and fitness education. According to the USDA website, roughly 7 percent of the nation’s schools have achieved bronze, silver, gold, or gold of distinction HealthierUS status. Contact us today to se
Our children consume half of their daily calories while in school. It is imperative that we offer and provide healthy choices for our children to help combat the obesity epidemic. Check out this article that highlights the importance of serving healthy meals in schools. https://www.minnpost.com/community-voices/2015/08/keep-moving-forward-healthy-school-meals