USDA Grant Helps Preschoolers Eat Healthy

A USDA grant helps preschoolers eat healthy, and is being distributed among six states. The six recipients that will split $2 million  are Georgia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Puerto Rico. According to USDA Undersecretary Kevin Concannon,...

Kids Are Featured in a Healthy Eating Documentary

A group of kids are featured in a healthy eating documentary, which highlights their classroom learning about nutrition and making healthy choices at lunch. The documentary  “The Kids Menu” features fifth grafts from North Haven’s Ridge Road Elementary School...

Heart Healthy Lifestyles in Preschool

Heart healthy lifestyles in preschool have long term benefits, as research suggests that even age 3 is never too early for learning healthy eating habits. “There is a need for a complete change in the timing of when we deliver care,” said senior study...

Healthy Hearts for Kids

Elementary schools are encouraging healthy hearts for kids through training for students by health community groups. In Colorado, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) and cardiologist Dr Gary Luckasen spearheaded a day long training at the Medical Center of...

Getting Text Messages from the School Dietitian

Working out healthy meals for school children can be a challenge, which is why parents are now looking forward to getting text messages from the school dietician about school menus, food choices and tips for improving eating habits. Shannon FitzGerald is the food...