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 …

Fuel Up to Play 60 in Connecticut: Zaide

Fuel Up to Play 60 in Connecticut: Zaide

What does Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) look like in your backyard?   Since FUTP 60 is a nationwide, student-led healthy eating and physical activity program, we wanted to highlight your local student advocates.   Below, we chatted with Connecticut’s 2016-17 FUTP 60 State Ambassador Zaide.   Overall, what has been your favorite …

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Fuel Up to Play 60 in Vermont: Cat

Fuel Up to Play 60 in Vermont: Cat

What does Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) look like in your backyard?   Since FUTP 60 is a nationwide, student-led healthy eating and physical activity program, we wanted to highlight your local student advocates.   Below, we chatted with Vermont’s 2016-17 FUTP 60 State Ambassador Cat.   Overall, what has been your favorite …

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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. …

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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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