New England FUTP 60 Schools Recognized for Commitment to Healthy Eating & Physical Activity at Gillette Stadium

New England FUTP 60 Schools Recognized for Commitment to Healthy Eating & Physical Activity at Gillette Stadium

The reward celebration was attended by 29 schools in New England, as well as special guests New England Patriots Player Nate Ebner and several New England Dairy Farmers! — The doors of the Putman Club opened at 9:45AM sharp last Friday morning to welcome over 90 students, plus school staff and other guests, to a Fuel Up to Play 60 Celebration at Gillette …

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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 …

What Are You Doing for Hunger Action Month?

What Are You Doing for Hunger Action Month?

September is Hunger Action Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness of hunger in America and finding solutions within our communities. Did you know that 1 in 7 Americans struggle with hunger? Of these Americans, 13 million children may not know where their next meal will come from, making it difficult to get the energy and …

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Inside the Annual National Conference of the School Nutrition Association

Inside the Annual National Conference of the School Nutrition Association

This blog post was written by staff dietitians Amanda Aldred and Hilary Walentuk. Earlier this month, four members of our staff descended upon Atlanta, Georgia for the Annual National Conference of the School Nutrition Association (ANC). The four-day conference brought more than 7,000 school nutrition professionals together for a learning and networking experience like no …

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 …

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Breakfast Participation Increases 500% at Salemwood School!

Breakfast Participation Increases 500% at Salemwood School!

The new year has already been a great one for Salemwood School of Malden, MA, as staff and students used their New England Dairy & Food Council $10,661 school breakfast grant to offer a free-of-charge breakfast to students each school day. State Senator Jason Lewis, State Representatives Paul Brodeur and Paul Donato, and New England …

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