Playbook for Healthy Learning

What if school leaders, educators, parents and community members came together to develop a “Playbook for Healthy Learning” to energize and motivate schools to create a healthy school environment for all children?  Recently, Action for Healthy Kids partnered with Southeast United Dairy Council and North Carolina PTA to do […]

It Starts with School Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  And what could be better than breakfast at school? A well balanced breakfast is important for all students.  Let’s look at the facts:

 Students who eat breakfast have better attention and memory
 School breakfast can help combat obesity and encourage healthy eating
 Kids […]

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    National Nutrition Month 2014: Enjoy the TASTE of Eating Right

National Nutrition Month 2014: Enjoy the TASTE of Eating Right

Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Enjoy the TASTE of Eating Right.” Research shows that taste trumps all else in the decision about what to eat.  No matter if you’re at grocery store, dining out or eating in, […]

Love at First Sip

Any runner can tell you the story of how they first feel in love with chocolate milk as an athlete. For many, it started on a dreary morning filled with anticipation and excitement. Huddled together with thousands of anxious runners ready to cross the start line; unknowingly ice cold […]

Stop Supplementing, Start Eating

Americans spend almost twelve billion dollars a year on vitamin and mineral supplements in hopes of preventing chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The percentage of adults using supplements continues to rise despite the fact that reliable scientific evidence does not prove any benefit. In fact, […]