Can Eating Lunch After Recess Affect Test Scores?

Can eating lunch after recess affect test scores?  A recent study by Ector County Independent School District Director of School Nutrition Katy Taylor shows that there is a positive association between better academic performance and recess before lunch. “While the...

Eating Breakfast in the Classroom

Eating breakfast in the classroom has become a new normal for students at Peshtigo Elementary Learning Center. Every day, the food service crew prepares over 700 meals.  They noted that there was a decrease in the number of students that participated in the breakfast...

Kids are Making Healthy Choices at the My Way Cafe

Kids are making healthy choices at the My Way Cafe, located inside their school in the  Wayne Central School District in Ontario Center, New York. The district is gaining national attention for their innovative approach to customizing school lunches. Students make...

New Classroom Skills With Hydroponic Gardening

Elementary school students are reinforcing new classroom skills with hydroponic gardening. In Nicole Dean’s first grade class at Tenth Street Elementary School, the six foot garden is inside.¬† Many schools, including Tenth Street have gardens¬† outside, but the...

Summer Food Program For Kids is Expanding

A summer food program for kids is expanding, thanks to a $20,000 grant from a major packaged foods company. In Columbia, Missouri, the Summer Food 4 Kids program is held at four sites in areas where there is a high need. Children receive bagged lunches when the stop...