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5 Overlooked Steps to Local Food Procurement in K-12 Schools

By. Greg Christian, Founder and CEO, Beyond Green Partners   In purchasing local farm grown food, schools can be strong economic drivers for the community while contributing to the preservation of natural resources needed to sustain life. Schools that serve fresh,...

New Study Looks at State Policy Opportunities and Recommendations for Drinking Water in Schools

By. Cara Wilking, JD   Introduction Access to safe and appealing drinking water in schools is a key strategy to build healthy habits that children will use for life to maintain a healthy body weight and to support overall health. Strategies to increase tap water use...

Safe Water in Schools: What do we know? What can we do?

By. Christina Hecht, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor, Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources   Hydration is essential for keeping kids’ (and adults’) bodies functioning at their best – but too many reach for a...

Bringing Tap Back to K-12 Schools

By. Kimberly Pettigrew, Director of Community Health Programs, Tennessee Clean Water Network   A large McDonald’s sweet tea contains as much sugar as an entire apple pie. A 20 oz. Dr. Pepper contains as much sugar as 6 ½ Krispy Kreme donuts. Even a 20 oz. Gatorade...

Water, Water, Everywhere – A Look into Students’ Study of Water Quality

By. Caley Bloodworth, science teacher, Auburn (Alabama) High School   “Peek into the new Auburn High School.” This headline appeared across our city, county, and state for several months leading up to and after the opening of the new, sustainable high school for...

To Monitor or Not to Monitor

By. Dori L. Hess   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #97, Fall 2012. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at...