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California School Garden Network

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California School Garden Network


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this a good idea to get students involve eating healthy. some students get excited to eat something that they grow themselves. another things it's because they learn about how a garden is being grown so you are not only teaching them to eat healthy but they are also learning about growth. 

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Jessica Vega's comment, April 23, 2014 8:13 PM
this a good idea to get students involve eating healthy. some students get excited to eat something that they grow themselves. another things it's because they learn about how a garden is being grown so you are not only teaching them to eat healthy but they are also learning about growth.

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Back-to-School Recipes and Tips at Epicurious.com

Back-to-School Recipes and Tips at Epicurious.com | Its Our Kids Health | Scoop.it
Read Back-to-School Meal Planning - Recipes and tips for packing kids' school lunches, plus healthy breakfast and snack ideas; family dinners; and taste tests of pizza, peanut butter, and more and other Everyday Cooking articles about For Your Family...

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i think this is nice to know because sometimes the school lunches aren't the best for you so making your kids lunches from home could be more healthier.

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Jen Laity's curator insight, July 10, 2013 9:58 PM

yum, yum, yum

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Healthy food in schools would give kids a better chance

Healthy food in schools would give kids a better chance - Greens


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Tools for Schools - Action for Healthy Kids

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Resources for wellness policy help, tools to create change in schools, and programs to create healthy schools including school grant opportunities, Game On, Fuel Up to Play 60, and Students Taking Charge.

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What to Pack for Lunch | Real Healthy Recipes

What to Pack for Lunch | Real Healthy Recipes | Its Our Kids Health | Scoop.it
Making school lunch healthy. The kids are back in school! For us moms, this means lots and lots of time spent packing lunches. While it is easier to order a hot lunch or give the kids money for cafeteria food, lunch will end up ...

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Jen Laity's curator insight, July 10, 2013 10:04 PM

more cold lunch ideas

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Pay Kids To Eat Healthier School Lunch: Rewards Increase Consumption Of Fruits And Veggies By 80%

Pay Kids To Eat Healthier School Lunch: Rewards Increase Consumption Of Fruits And Veggies By 80% | Its Our Kids Health | Scoop.it
Kids who are paid to eat a healthier school lunch were found to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables by 80 percent.

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Five Germ-Fighting Tips to Keep Kids Healthy this School Year - Bloomer Advance (subscription)

Five Germ-Fighting Tips to Keep Kids Healthy this School Year - Bloomer Advance (subscription) | Its Our Kids Health | Scoop.it
Five Germ-Fighting Tips to Keep Kids Healthy this School Year
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Eat healthy: It's no secret, a balanced diet is key for a healthy immune system.

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Showcasing Food Services at School Events - eXtension

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With an estimated 55 million students in the US attending schools from preschool to 12th grade, schools are in an ideal position to have a...

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Changes in School Lunch - eXtension

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The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act makes school lunch healthier for our children. All foods sold in schools will eventually have to meet specific...

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Hunger games links: School lunch menu changes improve offerings but have unintended consequences

Hunger games links: School lunch menu changes improve offerings but have unintended consequences | Its Our Kids Health | Scoop.it
Students in Saginaw and Bay county schools for the most part appreciate federal regulations that require schools to provide healthier lunches.

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Hot lunch changed at the beginning of the school year with the new federal requirements. some students like the extra fruit and vegetables. Others say they aren't getting enough to eat and are going to fast food restaurants instead. its hard for schools to real pleas every students needs. 

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Growing Goodness: Win a School Garden

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Whether you're just getting started or already knee-deep in your school garden, Annie's wants to help you connect kids with homegrown food! Deadline: June 30

 

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Parents, food service directors debate snacks sneaking into kids’ diets at school

Parents, food service directors debate snacks sneaking into kids’ diets at school | Its Our Kids Health | Scoop.it
Candy, soda, some chips could be banned under new school snack rules, but some say it isn’t enough.

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Most school have junk food for sale but recently they are trying to change and make students eat healthy. for example some schools are getting rid of sodas and just have walk, juice, and milk for students 

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GROWE FOUNDATION - GARDEN TO TABLE - BOULDER - ORGANIC SCHOOL GARDENS

Our Love of Children Foundation was founded in 1999 by Bryce Winton Brown to promote the health and well-being of children and families. Out of Our Love of C...


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Hannah Dineley's comment, May 1, 2013 10:07 AM
Garden to table is such a great idea and opportunity for young students. Not only do these students take pride in what they harvest, they wil eat it to. Kids eat kale if they grow kale!
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Healthy students are better students. Good nutrition + physical activity in an infographic: http://t.co/z8MxXOJrez

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Graphic Recording- DASH BC Healthy Schools Leadership Forum ...

Graphic Recording- DASH BC Healthy Schools Leadership Forum ... | Its Our Kids Health | Scoop.it
DASH believes health and learning are connected for students. This graphic recording is a visual summary from the annual leadership forum on healthy schools.

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Petra Hegenbart's curator insight, May 31, 2013 12:08 PM

Great example of graphic recording well done!

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You Pay for Schools to EXPLOIT Your Children: Schools drop out of healthy lunch program citing decreased revenue

You Pay for Schools to EXPLOIT Your Children: Schools drop out of healthy lunch program citing decreased revenue | Its Our Kids Health | Scoop.it
Schools drop out of healthy lunch program citing decreased revenue

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School nutrition grades on the rise - GoErie.com

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These changes will help provide your kids with more healthy meals at school. You can help make sure they carry on those eating habits at home by focusing on the same important changes.

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Growing Healthy Kids - SPEC School Gardens Program

Growing Healthy Kids - SPEC School Gardens Program | Its Our Kids Health | Scoop.it
A unique opportunity to bring classrooms to life with school gardens. Support the Growing Healthy Kids program at Thunderbird Elementary School in East Van.

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Jessica Vega's comment, April 23, 2014 8:06 PM
i think this is nice to know because sometimes the school lunches aren't the best for you so making your kids lunches from home could be more healthier.
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Some School Districts Quit Healthier Lunch Program

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-- After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the...


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Kids in the kitchen makes for healthier futures

Kids in the kitchen makes for healthier futures | Its Our Kids Health | Scoop.it
It’s Saturday morning and three elementary-aged girls are busy in the downtown YMCA’s kitchen making Mexican-style stuffed peppers and sliding trays...

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Study shows kids eating more fruits, veggies

Study shows kids eating more fruits, veggies | Its Our Kids Health | Scoop.it
New federal standards launched in 2012 that require schools to offer healthier meals have led to increased fruit and vegetable consumption, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers.
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in the schools that i been working at have improve giving the students more fruits and vegetables each mean everyday the students always get fruits and vegetables, they even have a salad bar. when i was in school they never offer that. and its good for the schools to give them fruits and vegetables. the hard part it's just getting the students eat them because some students don't like vegetables

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Some schools quitting healthier lunch programs - TODAY.com

Some schools quitting healthier lunch programs - TODAY.com | Its Our Kids Health | Scoop.it
After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so ...

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some schools are quitting healthier lunches but some schools are making students lunch better. for example, i work at a school where they added a salad bar to their lunches because they want the students to eat healthy. but some schools don't want to have healthy lunches because it could be a little expensive to provide it for the kids.

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Study says Howard's health and wellness policy needs work

Study says Howard's health and wellness policy needs work | Its Our Kids Health | Scoop.it
The revisions to the health and wellness policy for Howard County schools are good, but they could be better if the system wants to be word-class in all aspects, according to a study released last month by a local nonprofit dedicated to health in...

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California School Garden Network

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California School Garden Network


Via Ron Wolford, Alan Yoshioka, Hannah Dineley
Jessica Vega's insight:

this a good idea to get students involve eating healthy. some students get excited to eat something that they grow themselves. another things it's because they learn about how a garden is being grown so you are not only teaching them to eat healthy but they are also learning about growth. 

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Jessica Vega's comment, April 23, 2014 8:13 PM
this a good idea to get students involve eating healthy. some students get excited to eat something that they grow themselves. another things it's because they learn about how a garden is being grown so you are not only teaching them to eat healthy but they are also learning about growth.
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Why School Gardens Matter: Organic Gardening

Why School Gardens Matter: Organic Gardening | Its Our Kids Health | Scoop.it
Although gardening may not seem typical of an urban teenager’s education, it has become a central experience for many students across the country. See how one teacher in Harlem has changed the lives of her students forever.

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Hannah Dineley's comment, May 1, 2013 10:13 AM
Not only do you change a students perception of where there food comes from but you can relax your students as well. Teach them to stop and smell the flowers. As cliche as this saying is, a garden is very theraputic and helps us reconnect to nature.
Katie Ketelsen's comment, May 1, 2013 10:14 AM
Completely agree Hannah -- thanks for the comment!
Brittany Anne Garcia's comment, May 7, 2013 1:01 AM
this is a really great article. It really shows you the impact that gardening can have on kids. They want to get more involved in planting and it also shows that they are still able to go and have fun but in the dirt and growing something that they know is healthy for them.