Farm To School

What is Farm to School?  Farm to School programs aim to bring fresh, locally grown food into school cafeterias. But there’s more to it than that: making Farm to School meaningful to students, and using local foods to encourage healthy

Summer Meals Toolkit

Make your summer meals program fun and exciting with creative resources that engage youth and empower families to be healthy! Fruits and Vegetables – Make eating more fruits and vegetables fun. Stay Active – Challenge kids to move their bodies

Gardening for Nutrition

The benefits of gardening programs in schools are numerous and varied. Gardening programs provide education and outreach to build school and community awareness of local foods and encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables through gardening. In addition to gardens, schools

Be Active

Children should engage in physical activity every day. Research shows that physical activity can help youth improve their concentration, memory, and classroom behavior. The recommendation for children is at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity every day. This can be broken

Healthy Beverages

Access to drinking water throughout the day gives students an opportunity to stay hydrated which may improve their cognitive function (readiness to learn), dental and physical health. When children drink more water, they consume fewer calories from sugar-sweetened beverages and

Healthy Celebrations

Celebrations are exciting! They are also great opportunities to promote a healthy lifestyle, provide a consistent message, have fun, be creative and create excitement around nutritious choices. In addition to including healthy options, celebrations can also have a non-food focus

Classroom – Cafeteria Connection

Classroom – Cafeteria Connection In a perfect world, kids (and adults!) would make food choices based on careful consideration of nutrition content. But in reality, food choices are more often influenced by the environment where foods are selected. Convenience, marketing,

Promotional Events and Monthly Themes

April Featured Event National Gardening Month March Featured Event National Nutrition Month March Featured Event National School Breakfast Week December Featured Event Celebrate Winter the Healthy Way November Featured Event Celebrate Fall the Healthy Way October Featured Event National School

Worksite Wellness

FSNE can offer Worksite Wellness using curricula and educational resources with site staff to promote their health and wellness, as well as working through a wellness team or committee to offer PSE’s that support staff wellness and role modeling. Can