Take the guesswork out of nutrition guidelines with the new Alliance Product Calculator for Smart Snacks! Simply enter the product information, answer a few questions, and determine whether your beverage, snack, side or entrée item meets the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines.

The Environmental Working Group has updated their fruit and vegetable pesticide load list and Executive Summary for 2014. It’s an informative read and a great way to help you determine whether you should pay the price for organic produce or go ahead with a conventional variety.

If you are interested in learning more about Genetically Engineered foods (GE), also called Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) this is a great read!

Are you a breakfast cereal consumer? 
Make sure you check out the Environmental Working Group’s new report: “Children’s Cereals: Sugar by the Pound”

The following website is a great resource for pick-your-own farms in the area.

Need a healthy fundraising idea? Here is a list of 10 fantastic fundraising options.

The National Theater for Children is dedicated to educating young people on important subjects by offering professional live theatre to our nation’s schools. All of their productions are offered FREE to schools (thanks to the support of sponsors who are committed to teaching important societal issues to our children). They offer programs in the area of Health and Character Education, Environment, Stem, Water, Energy, Financial and Literacy.

For those of you who have kids participating in sports you see, first hand, how post-game snacks are becoming commonplace. Most of the time, unfortunately, these snacks are not healthy and send the wrong message about rewarding physical activity with junk food or treats. Below is a great template letter to urge your sports program to adopt a water and fruit only snack guideline.



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