1. Report: Fixing Food: Fresh Solutions from Five U.S. Cities
The Union of Concerned Scientists has released a report, which presents case studies of programs from five U.S. cities that are helping residents grow and sell healthy food, training the next generation of farmers, and bringing healthy food to places where people gather. Read Fixing Food here.
2. Low fat or non fat milk is a big part of the meal pattern for children over 2.
We’re finding that many parents (including me!) are resistant to make that change because they were raised with 2% or whole milk. Here are some great tips from USDA about making wise dairy choices – and healthy eating starts at home! (or at least getting parents bought in) http://www.choosemyplate.gov/dairy-tips
3. School breakfast:
- Illinois is below average in school breakfast participation
- Interesting article on the origins of free breakfast for children
- West Virginia is leading the nation in breakfast participation
4. Need for the right resources in the kitchen in order to make healthier meals
Good article calling out the need for the right resources in the kitchen in order to make healthier meals – definitely a struggle for schools, centers, and home care providers alike!