Category Archives: Children

The Importance of School Breakfast

    National School Breakfast Week is March 2-6, 2015.  The theme is “Make the Grade with School Breakfast.” It highlights how eating a nutritious breakfast helps students achieve success in the classroom and beyond.   Eric P Nelson is a guest blogger this week and Principal at Fontenelle Elementary here in Omaha, Nebraska.  He writes "The school bell rings and hundreds of eager students are moving swiftly through the breakfast line anxiously awaiting the healthy meal they are about to put into their “grab-n-go” bag. 

Valentine’s Ideas & Recipes

                Make healthy choices available during fun celebrations to reinforce the healthy eating messages you’ve been trying to establish with your kids. Serve the healthy items right alongside the special treats. Then let kids decide what they want to try. If you serve it, they should be able to eat it. So if there is something you’re serving that you don’t really want them to eat, why even make it an option? Here are several fun and simple ideas for Valentine’s Day

Healthy Snacking on the Go!

As a child I remember not being able to eat in my parents’ cars.  We lived in a small town so it only took a few minutes to get around.  Plus, I don’t think we were as fully scheduled as kids and families are today, so our time in the car was minimal.  Well times have changed and I’m sure my mom cringes when she gets in my car and sees all the food debris. The older my kids get