What caught my eye this week: school lunch, MyPlate, gardening grants, and more

October 13, 2011

Healthy Kids Challenge helps kids eat, move, and enjoy healthy balance

From time to time I like to share what’s caught my eye in the last week in the news and social media. Hope you find something to help you eat, move, and enjoy healthy balance here!

School Lunch -Making Progress on School Meals by Dr. Janey Thornton:  http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/185525-making-progress-on-school-meals

MyPlate -Tear pads, stickers, and more from Learning ZoneXpress here: http://www.learningzonexpress.com/c-482-myplate.aspx

Family Meals -5 Easy Ways to Enjoy Mealtime Conversations on the Nutrition for the Future blog – http://eatwellatschool.blogspot.com/2011/10/five-easy-ways-to-enjoy-mealtime.html

Walking to School -Walking to school: Steps toward health in The Baltimore Sun: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-walk-to-school-20111004,0,5342949.story

School Employee Wellness -Web site for “School Employee Wellness: A guide for Protecting the Assets of Our Nation’s Schools” – downloadable materials and awards program


School GardensYouth Garden Grants Deadline: Nov. 28, 2011. Due to the generosity of The Home Depot Garden Club, 5 winners will receive gift cards valued at $1,000, and 95 winners will receive $500 gift cards, for gardening materials and supplies specific to their child-centered garden program from their local Home Depot store.

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