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Op-ed: Don't reverse progress toward healthier school lunches

Op-ed: Don't reverse progress toward healthier school lunches
As parents, you trust your family pediatrician to help you make informed choices about your children's health — not politicians or special interests. That's why when developing the first meaningful improvements to school meals in 30 years, we turned
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The Dishes That Won 8 Kid Chefs a Spot at a White House 'State Dinner'
“I used to have seizures and bad asthma, but now that I'm not eating gluten, my seizures and asthma are gone," says Braxton. "Now I love to cook and eat healthy food. A lot of other kids don't eat very healthy lunches in my school and unless I have
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Attleboro Public Schools Provides Massachusetts Legislators with a Healthy School Breakfast

Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 04, 2015

On Thursday April 30th, Massachusetts Action for Healthy Kids held its 2015 Legislative Breakfast in the Nurses? Hall at the State House. As a leader in healthy school meals, Attleboro Public Schools was honored to provide a healthy breakfast to legislators, community partners and experts in children?s health and wellness. This event emphasized the important role of nutrition and physical education in supporting academic achievement in schools across the commonwealth.

The legislative breakfast featured several speakers including State Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, Kristin Morello, president of School Nutrition Association of Massachusetts, Robert Leshin, Assistant Director, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Office of Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs. Each speaker reinforced the important connection between student health and success in the classroom. This year, the focus was on school wellness.

At the State House, Attleboro?s School Lunch program, operated by Whitsons School Nutrition, offered legislators a ?Spring Fever? spread of breakfast choices found in Attleboro schools every day including, fresh fruit, whole-grain muffins, yogurt parfaits, orange juice, hard boiled eggs, tangerines and granola bites.

Food Service Director and Registered Dietitian, Heather Brunette, wants parents to feel good about the breakfast provided in Attleboro Schools. Brunettes? goal is to increase accessibility of breakfast. ?Our breakfast program gives all students the opportunity to start the day with a nutritious meal and gets them ready to learn,? said Brunette. ?We want to offer parents the convenient option of saving time in the morning at home by letting us take care of serving breakfast at school.?

For more information about the school meal program in Attleboro, visit: http://schools.whitsons.com/ma/attleboro-public-schools

About Massachusetts AFHK

Massachusetts Action for Healthy Kids is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to improving children?s nutrition, physical education and physical activity by collaborating with stakeholders to advocate, educate, promote and implement local and statewide initiatives to enhance the school health environment. The Massachusetts team is an affiliate of national Action for Healthy Kids. For more information on the Massachusetts Action for Healthy Kids State Team and to join the team, please visit http://www.actionforhealthykids.org.

About Whitsons

Whitsons Culinary Group provides a wide range of highly customized dining services to public schools, corporations and institutions, with a strong focus on nutritious, high quality menus made from fresh, wholesome ingredients. Whitsons has a long and proud history of excellence and growth since 1979 and currently ranks the 4th largest dining company in the United States. Whitsons? scope of expertise and services extends to: emergency dining, residential and healthcare dining, prepared meals, and school dining and services.

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Coupons.com Announces Release of Back to School Infographic Providing a Month?s Worth of Easy, Tasty Lunch Ideas

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013

Recognizing that it can be tough for moms to come up with fresh new ideas for their child?s school lunches, Coupons.com is proud to announce the release of a new infographic entitled, ?One Month of School Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love? ? a free resource including shopping lists and printable menus to help moms (and their kids) pack tasty lunches each day.

When making lunches day after day, it can be easy to fall into the rut of monotony. Therefore, Coupons.com created an infographic with accompanying free printable resources designed to get moms out of the typical PB&J routine. This helpful tool is the key to a month?s worth of easy school lunches, with a circulating variety of healthy lunches that kids will love and moms will appreciate.

?Coupons.com is continuing its series of infographics focused on making mom?s life easier with simple, yet effective, DIY ideas,? says Coupons.com household savings expert, Jeanette Pavini. ?This month, Coupons.com is covering back to school lunches. Using recipes from KitchMe.com, the infographic is helping to simplify the process with an easy-to-follow lunch meal planner that includes only two shopping lists for a month?s worth of lunches, along with helpful tips and tricks.?

Known for helping families to save more money by providing printable coupons and coupon codes, Coupons.com is proud to have launched this new graphic that, once again, aims to make the job of running a family a little bit easier, one lunch at a time.


About Coupons.com

Coupons.com Incorporated is a leader in digital coupons, including digital print, digital paperless and mobile promotions. The company?s products include Coupons.com, which offers a vast collection of digital coupons and coupon codes. The company also offers Grocery iQ and Coupons.com mobile applications as well as KitchMe.com and the KitchMe app for Google Glass. Founded in 1998, the company is based in Mountain View, CA.

Williams & Sivie Recommend Dental Checkups for Students Before Heading Back to School

Plano, TX (PRWEB) August 14, 2011

The end of the summer ushers in the beginning of the new school year for an estimated 56 million students this fall (US Census). This month is designated as National Immunization Awareness month and healthcare providers around the country are supporting the healthy back to school initiative.

Every year the American Dental Association (ADA) and your dentist join together to remind parents and caregivers to include a dental examination as part of their children?s routine back-to-school health check-ups along with immunizations.

?What some people are not aware of is that many issues involving overall health can be detected, monitored, and treated in the mouth,? explains Dr. Brad Williams. Poor oral health or decay can affect a child?s physical health and performance in school.

The American Heart Assocation sites that harmful decay causing bacteria can enter the bloodstream from the mouth and cause serious health concerns. Proper nutrition, oral home care and dental examinations are the best defense against harmful bacteria and decay.

Tooth decay is the most chronic disease affecting children and is a disease that is not treated with immunizations or by physicians. ?We are reaching out to our community to create the awareness that back to school checkups are essential to ensure our children are getting a healthy start to their education this year,? says Dr. Nicole Sivie.

By staying on top of the latest in preventative care and dental technology,Dr. Brad Williams and Dr. Nicole Sivie are able to provide complete dental exams and education with a proactive approach for long-lasting oral and overall health.

Williams & Sivie, DDS – a Cosmetic and Family Dental Practice in Plano, TX known for its’ commitment to patient service and excellence.


Photos Of School Lunches From Around The World Will Make American Kids

Photos Of School Lunches From Around The World Will Make American Kids
Sweetgreen, a healthy quick-serve restaurant that values local and organic ingredients, clarified disparity between American student lunches and those of other countries by photographing typical school lunches from around the world. The visuals are …
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Gillibrand fights for healthy school lunches
Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Fighting to feed our future healthy and nutritious meals. That's why U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) stopped by Binghamton High School just in time for lunch on Monday. Sen. Gillibrand, alongside of Broome County, …
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Lunch On Fleek: 5 Tips For Making The Most Healthy & Mouthwatering
Packing your lunch not only helps you not pack on extra pounds, but this healthy habit can also help you stack more cash beauties. According to the January 2012 Workonomix Survey conducted by Accounting Principals, workers buying lunch every day …
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