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

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...
Schools Cut Meat and Cheese, Serve up Big Wins for Kids and Climate

Schools Cut Meat and Cheese, Serve up Big Wins for Kids and Climate

By. Kari Hamerschlag and Christopher D. Cook   It is hard to imagine a clearer win than making kids’ lunches healthier, cheaper, and better for the planet. With soaring child obesity and diabetes rates, tight budgets, and a looming climate crisis, an inspiring...
Physical Literacy Takes Root in Schools with a Whole Child Approach

Physical Literacy Takes Root in Schools with a Whole Child Approach

By. Susan Kamin, registered dietitian and chief wellness officer, The National Association of Physical Literacy   Imagine if children only learned the letters A-G or to count 1-10. Their ability to perform fundamental tasks required to be contributing members of...