Webinar: Farm to Early Care and Education
Farm to School can go beyond K–12 institutions. An increasing number of early child care and education providers are becoming involved in farm to school activities which can help to establish healthy eating habits in early childhood. This webinar will provide an overview and examples of farm to early care and education, and present a mini-grant opportunity. Presenters will include representatives from the Food Trust and STEP Head Start of Lycoming–Clinton County.
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Smarter Lunchrooms | Resources
- Apply for Smarter Lunchrooms Assessment!
- Share Your Smarter Lunchrooms Successes!
- Smarter Lunchrooms Promising Practices
Apply for Smarter Lunchrooms Assessment!
You have worked hard to provide healthy meals for your students! The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrition, and ProjectPA are excited to help you and your school by providing simple and effective tools that encourage positive changes in the lunchroom! A Smarter Lunchroom nudges students toward choosing nutritious foods.
Smarter Lunchroom ideas are:
- promote healthy eating, and
- can increase participation in school meals.
Click or Tap Here for more information how to apply for a Smarter Lunchrooms Assessment.
Smarter Lunchrooms Promising Practices
Smarter Lunchrooms, an initiative from the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs ( www.smarterlunchrooms.org ), uses low-cost or no-cost, simple, research-based strategies to encourage student to make healthier choices in school lunchrooms. Tell us about the Smarter Lunchrooms changes you have made and your successful results!Smarter Lunchrooms Promising Practice Form
Smarter Lunchrooms Promising Practices submitted to Project PA.Click Here to View
Online Courses | Recently Added
- Three New Courses at School Nutriton Toolbox
- Offer vs Serve Course
• School Breakfast Meal Pattern and Nutrition Standards
• School Lunch Meal Pattern and Nutrition Standards
• Smart Snacks in School
Offer vs Serve Course on the School Nutrition Toolbox
Offer versus serve (OVS) allows students to decline some of the food offered as part of school breakfast or lunch while still having a reimbursable meal. OVS was instituted to reduce food waste and to allow students to choose the foods they want to eat. Because students may decline some selections under OVS, training is needed on what constitutes a reimbursable lunch and breakfast. This module provides information that is useful for all levels of school food service personnel about the requirements of OVS.Register for Offer vs Serve
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