Across the nation there are over 40,000 schools with farm-to-school programs bringing more fresh, healthy, and locally produced foods into their cafeterias, including approximately 1200 schools in Washington state and all of the public schools in Whatcom County!

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Healthy eating has a profound impact on a child’s ability to learn, and creates positive attitudes and behaviors. So what makes a meal healthy and …

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There is growing interest in connecting fresh and local foods with school lunch programs.  With childhood obesity, diabetes, and other nutrition-related diseases on the rise, …

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Eat Together, Eat Better

nutrition-for-kidsNutrition for Kids has put together a great list of 30 Ways Parents Can Promote a Positive Nutrition Culture.

The first item on the list is “Strive to eat meals together.” See the slideshow below to learn more about the benefits of a home-cooked meal.

Another great resource on this topic is WSU’s Eat Together, Eat Better curriculum for nutrition, parent, and youth educators. Through three related themes – Cook Together, Talk Together, and Celebrate Together – participants learn about the benefits of family meals, build skills, and gain
insights on how to incorporate family meals into their routine.

 

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Check out this slideshow to learn why home-cooked meals may help kids eat healthier.

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