Billerica Memorial High School’s DECA Program Celebrates Graduation

Billerica Memorial High School’s DECA Program Celebrates Graduation

What better way to graduate from high school than with a pep rally with New England Patriots Mascot Pat Patriot?   Billerica Memorial High School’s DECA* students in Massachusetts organized a Wellness Day for the school’s students and faculty.   Yet rather than keep the mascot’s visit contained to the high school, DECA students invited …

Read More

What Does Your Child Eat at School?

What Does Your Child Eat at School?

The National School Lunch Program has been around since 1946 and currently feeds 31 million American children every weekday. Participation is voluntary, but enrollment allows the school’s food service department to be reimbursed for meals served. But what are kids eating? In this blog post, you’ll learn about: How the price per student is set. …

Read More

Lift Weights? Here’s What to Eat

Lift Weights? Here’s What to Eat

Lifting weights is hard. It’s taxing on your muscles and requires determination to push through the pain. Yet lifting weights is not a one-and-done effort: To reap the benefits, you need to work your muscles frequently. The same is true for eating after exercise. But what should you eat, when, and why? In this blog …

Read More

Full-Fat Dairy & Saturated Fat

Full-Fat Dairy & Saturated Fat

When almonds and avocados became popular everyday items thanks to their whole food and natural allure, it was only a matter of time that whole fat dairy became a part of the conversation. We’ve memorized the low-fat and non-fat dairy messaging, so do we now jump on the whole foods bandwagon? Or tread lightly? In …

Read More

Running on Empty: Why Students Need School Breakfast

Running on Empty: Why Students Need School Breakfast

What do the Boston Marathon and National School Breakfast Week have in common? Nutrition. A marathon runner stumbling towards the finish line, looking miserable, and with a limping stride is the all too common “hitting the wall” visual. The runner no longer has the fuel they need to perform. Their energy level, stride, and muscle …

Read More

Meriden Public Schools Served an Extra 230,000 Breakfasts

Meriden Public Schools Served an Extra 230,000 Breakfasts

A year of hard work paid off for Meriden Public School’s Nutrition Director Susan Maffe, RD and school breakfast programs throughout Meriden, CT! After receiving over $135,000 in funding from the American Association of School Administrators, Grab ‘N’ Go mobile carts and vending machines were placed into Benjamin Franklin, Nathan Hale, Hanover, Maloney, and Thomas …

Read More

40,000 More School Breakfasts Served in North Providence, RI

40,000 More School Breakfasts Served in North Providence, RI

Innovative school breakfast programs help reduce barriers to students eating a healthful morning meal every day. Whether a North Providence School Department student wakes up late or sits down at their desk as the bell rings, expanding school breakfast programs—such as Grab ‘N’ Go or Breakfast in the Classroom—ensures students won’t miss out on the …

Read More

New Hampshire’s Milford & Monroe Wake Up to School Breakfast

New Hampshire’s Milford & Monroe Wake Up to School Breakfast

Ensuring students eat nutrient-rich meals, exercise, and perform well academically is a juggling act—but one that the students from New Hampshire’s Monroe Consolidated School and Milford Middle School are excelling at. Monroe Consolidated School used their New England Dairy & Food Council grant towards a glass-doored fridge and promotional dairy materials. The new fridge increased …

Read More