Educational Resources

National/community programs:

Farm to School Core Elements 1
What is Farm to School? 
It’s a nation-wide program that helps children and their families make healthy food choices through hands-on school gardening, child nutrition and agricultural educational activities, and provides fresh foods from nearby farmers to school cafeterias and classes. It benefits, supports and strengthens children, farmers and communities. As the Farm to School Act of 2015 states, “The USDA Farm to School Grant Program increases the use of and improves access to local foods in schools – thus boosting farm income and economic opportunities – while also fostering experiential food education for our nation’s children.” For more information and to learn how to get involve, visitwww.farmtoschool.org.
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Are you seeing teal pumpkins in your neighborhood?
These homes are participating in FOOD ALLERGIES RESEARCH & EDUCATION’s Teal Pumpkin Project. “FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project™ promotes safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies. This nationwide movement offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option, and keeps Halloween a fun, positive experience for all!” For more information on how you can participate and items available through FARE’s site, click here to check out FARE’s website.
April 2015 National Autism Awareness Month
National Celiac Disease Awareness
Drink Cans Fighting       Children Gardening 1      Christmas Girls with Cookies

nutrition:

Antioxidants 1
Back to Nutrition Basics in 2014
Back to School-Nutrition
Brown Bag Lunch
Christmas 2013 Create Great Memories Nutritious Foods and Togetherness
Common Ingredients on Food Labels
EWG’s 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™
“Dirty Dozen” List
“Clean Fifteen” List
High-calorie, High-protein Recipes:
Breakfast Food
High Calorie Recipes
Shakes, Smoothies and Other Drinks
Side Dishes
Snacks and Desserts
Kid-Friendly Gardening
Juicing Recipes
June Topic: Juicing
Nutritious Thanksgiving Tips and Recipes from PEDS, Inc.  (Great gluten-free recipes)
OAS and Food Cross-Reactors Table
Phytonutrients and Your Immune System
Pumpkin-Benefits and Recipe
Smart Fruit and Veggie Snacks
Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks Are Different
The Benefits of Soluble and Insoluble Fiber in Your Child’s Diet
Tips and Ideas for a Fun, Healthy Halloween
Foods Phytonutrients