School Meal Guidelines: What’s Changed?

School Meal Guidelines: What’s Changed?

In 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture, which funds and administers the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP), announced significant interim changes to the school meal program guidelines for the 2017-2018 school year. Prior to this, the last major update to the guidelines had been made in 2012, when …

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School Gardens Help Students Grow, in all the Best Ways

School Gardens Help Students Grow, in all the Best Ways

In schoolyards across the country, something wonderful is happening. Students, teachers, parents, and members of the community are coming together to build school gardens. While they are no doubt beautiful, these gardens are so much more than simply “pretty.” They are helping children develop lifelong skills and healthy habits. In a day and age when …

When is the Right Time to Serve Dairy Foods to Your Baby?

When is the Right Time to Serve Dairy Foods to Your Baby?

Introducing foods into your baby’s diet is an exciting time in their growth and development. With hundreds of baby food options at the grocery store, as well as mommy blogs and other online resources at your fingertips, deciding what foods to introduce to your baby and when can be overwhelming. When it comes to dairy, …

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