Weekly Roundup: Healthy School Food Blogs from BagtheJunk.org
Starting today, and continuing every other Thursday of the month I'll be sharing the latest and greatest blogs from BagtheJunk.org. For those of you not familiar with us, Bag the Junk is a national campaign to empower school employees and other members of the school community to act as informed champions for healthy foods and beverages in schools. We believe that with the right tools, together we CAN ensure that all students have access to healthy snack foods and drinks at school.
Below is a roundup of new blogs from the past 2 weeks:
- Healthy School Victory: USDA Rule Limits Unhealthy Food in Schools shares information about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards. Starting in the 2014-15 school year, these standards will ensure all students have access to healthier snack and drink options at school.
- Rainy Day Thoughts: Ballet Dancers, Textbooks, and Student Health provides one school advocate’s perspective on how health messages in the classroom can translate into students leading healthier lifestyles.
- Refresh Your Healthy Habits This Summer suggests creative ways to eat better as well as summer reading suggestions to help you get you a jump-start on planning healthy school projects for the upcoming school year.
- Fun Ways to Be a Fearless Healthy Food Advocate at Your School offers five simple ideas for championing healthy school food that you can get started on today.
- Educators Raise Their Hands to Support Healthy School Foods shares stories from our first time exhibiting at the National Education Association’s 2013 Expo, July 1-2 in Atlanta, GA.
I hope you enjoy reading the posts, and look forward to seeing you here next Thursday!