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In Action The Nutrition and Physical Activity Resource Bin
Elemenatary schools, do any of the following scenarios sound familiar? Scenario One: At the start of the year, many of your students tell you that their former teacher used to give them M&Ms for finishing all of their homework and that it made them work really hard. They are requesting Skittles this year... read story
In Action Pledge To Be Healthy With These Monthly Themes
A brand new monthly newsletter for staff, Staff Nutrition News, is now ready to support your personal and classroom pledge to be healthy.  .... read story
In Action

Nutrition and Learning: Professional Development Series for Elementary Teachers This year NEP launched a new approach to our annual teacher nutrition education professional development. Four Kindergarten teachers from Lakeshore Elementary took what they learned at the workshops… and aced their Healthy Report Card! .... read story

In Action Youth ambassadors deliver healthy eating message to classmates
The Harvest of the Month program offers educational resources related to a calendar of colorful fruits and vegetables. It was developed by the Network for a Healthy California in order to motivate and empower students to develop healthier eating habits and to increase physical activity. .... read story
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Kindergarten Students Get an A for Apple-Based Learning
What do Harvest of the Month and Rosa Park kindergartners have in common?  Apples! .... read story

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Spend the Day at the Farmers' Market With Your Class
The farmer’s market is a great place to hold a field trip. It combines learning with outdoor fun! ... read story

In Action Chef in the Classroom
Having a CHEF IN THE CLASSROOM flavors children’s experiences with cuisines representing different cultures while demonstrating appreciation of our differences. .... read story
In Action How to Create a Healthy School Party
Gloria Ng, an After School teacher at El Dorado Elementary School, discovered that parties and celebrations did not have to include cakes, cookies and soda; she found out that her children loved healthy food parties. .... read story
In Action Make a Healthy Eating Pledge
Keep your child healthy and support his or her academic achievement with these seven ideas for well-being. .... read story
In Action Promoting Health at Lunchtime
Lunchtime is an excellent opportunity to reinforce nutrition education. You can influence what students bring from home or what they choose to eat from their school lunch by taking just a few minutes to try one of these classroom or cafeteria based activities.... read story
In Action Heart Healthy at Moscone
At George R. Moscone Elementary School, Melissa Breen’s second grade children take monthly trips to farmer’s markets, grocery stores, and, when possible, farms. The class also cooks.... read story
 
School Community
In Action New Year, New Healthy Meals Provider: Revolution Foods!
As 2012 wound down, San Francisco Unified School District awarded Revolution Foods, Inc. a contract to begin providing healthy school meals at 114 schools starting on January 7, 2013 - the first day of the second semester.... read story
In Action Youth Empowerment Program's (YEP) Youth Leaders in Training
On October 3rd, 2012 at School Health Programs, NOWs (Nutrition Outreach Workers) and NOCs (Nutrition Outreach Coordinator) attended an all-day training to learn important skills they will incorporate as youth leaders.   .... read story
In Action Choosing Healthier Food & Drinks Begins in Our Own Workplace!
Schools have led the way to healthier choices! It is time for SFUSD administrative offices and school staffrooms to take action!  .... read story
In Action My Favorite Physical Activity Poster Contest Winners
A poster contest with the theme My Favorite Physical Activity was sponsored by Shape Up SF’s P.E. Advocates (SF DPH) and School Health Programs with the purpose of promoting the importance of children engaging in physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day.  .... read story
In Action Farm Day at SFUSD
More than 11,000 San Francisco Bay Area students had the opportunity of a lifetime when California agriculture was showcased on 24 school campuses and at the Cow Palace as part of Farm Day on October 20, 2011.  .... read story
In Action "ReThink Your Drink" Artwork Riding SF Buses
The “ReThink Your Drink” campaign challenged students to submit art work that would encourage people to drink water with fruits and vegetables instead of sweetened beverages .... read story
In Action Rosa Parks Garden and Nutrition Program
A dedicated volunteer green team, led by parent Barb Fujimoto and a team of family members have tirelessly worked since 2006 to bring the dream of having a school garden at Rosa Parks to fruition.  .... read story
In Action Student Nutrition Services Gets the Gold Medal for Improving School Meals!
The California Department of Education (CDE) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) hosted a special event on September 8th, 2010 to highlight Student Nutrition Services’ (SNS) dedication to improving school meals in SFUSD.
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In Action

Nutrition and Learning: Professional Development Series for Elementary Teachers This year NEP launched a new approach to our annual teacher nutrition education professional development. Four Kindergarten teachers from Lakeshore Elementary took what they learned at the workshops… and aced their Healthy Report Card! .... read story

In Action Youth ambassadors deliver healthy eating message to classmates
The Harvest of the Month program offers educational resources related to a calendar of colorful fruits and vegetables. It was developed by the Network for a Healthy California in order to motivate and empower students to develop healthier eating habits and to increase physical activity. .... read story
In Action Breakfast Club and the Power of Collaboration
Breakfast Club at Harvey Milk Elementary School is an excellent example of a successful collaboration between the Student Nutrition Services (SNS), Nutrition Education Project (NEP), Parent Liaison, ExCEL Site Coordinator and parents.... read story
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Planning a Walking Club at Elementary Schools
What is a Walking Club? A fun way for students and staff to be active by walking laps around the schoolyard. It can be conducted by individual teachers with their own classes at recess or P.E. time or by support staff for all students at recess... read story

In Action

Teachers Model Healthier Lifestyle for Students and Colleagues:
Teachers are in a powerful position to model a healthier lifestyle for students and colleagues. .... read story

In Action

Family Health Event: healthy foods and ideas nurture body and mind. A Family Health Event is an excellent way to give students and their families nutritional information while teaching them how to play fun games that encourage physical activity. .... read story

In Action Make a Healthy Eating Pledge
Keep your child healthy and support his or her academic achievement with these seven ideas for well-being. .... read story
In Action Seven Tips to Make Your Child a Winner
Keep your child healthy and support his or her academic achievement with these seven ideas for well-being. .... read story
In Action How to Create a Healthy School Party
Gloria Ng, an After School teacher at El Dorado Elementary School, discovered that parties and celebrations did not have to include cakes, cookies and soda; she found out that her children loved healthy food parties. .... read story
In Action Pink Hair for Health
Why would Tom Nishimura, a fourth grade teacher at Ulloa Elementary School, dye his hair fuchsia pink for the day? .... read story
In Action Promoting Health at Lunchtime
Lunchtime is an excellent opportunity to reinforce nutrition education. You can influence what students bring from home or what they choose to eat from their school lunch by taking just a few minutes to try one of these classroom or cafeteria based activities.... read story
 
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In Action "ReThink Your Drink" Artwork Riding SF Buses
The “ReThink Your Drink” campaign challenged students to submit art work that would encourage people to drink water with fruits and vegetables instead of sweetened beverages .... read story
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Voices in our Schools: NEPTLs on Personal Health
The Nutrition Education Project Teacher Leader (NEPTL) is a full time classroom teacher who in addition to classroom duties is paid a stipend to promote nutrition education and physical activity .... read story

In Action Re-Think Your Drink This Summer
How much sugar does the average American consume in a year? Almost 100 pounds … which is about quarter of a pound of sugar a day! ... read story
In Action

Teachers Model Healthier Lifestyle for Students and Colleagues:
Teachers are in a powerful position to model a healthier lifestyle for students and colleagues. .... read story

In Action Make a Healthy Eating Pledge
Keep your child healthy and support his or her academic achievement with these seven ideas for well-being. .... read story

 

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