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Nutrition Education

Education Sets the Table for Healthy Eating in School

Pam Koch | Posted 12.22.2014 | New York
Pam Koch

We would like to see the percentage of schools with NEPs double by 2020, so that most NYC school children, particularly those in the highest-needs schools, have access to education that helps them build healthy futures.

Tracking Success: Friend or Foe of Progress on Obesity?

Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla

If we're going to make progress on obesity, the approach to tracking success must be collaborative, thoughtful, ongoing and included in the planning process.

Giving Kids a Head Start Through Nutrition Education

Billy Shore | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Billy Shore

We can't have a strong America with weak kids. We can't have a healthy economy with unhealthy kids. We can't have an America prepared to compete in the world without children prepared to learn.

You Can't Always Count On 'Experts' To Help You Raise a Competent Eater

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

Seeing the transformation in my own home, as well as the growing literature on the health and wellness benefits of eating well, guided by internal cues of hunger and fullness, convinced me that helping children grow up to be competent eaters is preventive medicine.

Let's Get One Million Kids Cooking

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Our vision is to be a change agent, industry and thought leader in promoting wellness in the fight against childhood obesity. We have an incredible call list of friends, activators, influencers and doers across the globe ready to join us in making this vision become a reality.

America's Obesity Battle Begins In Schools, Report Says

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Schools should be a cornerstone of the nation's obesity battle, but to trim Americans' waistlines, changes are needed everywhere people ...

Eating Disorders Caused By Nutrition/Fitness Education In Schools? I'm Not Buying It

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.09.2012 | Education
Bettina Elias Siegel

Schools are where our children spend the bulk of their waking hours. Accordingly, what happens at school undoubtedly shapes a child's lifelong health habits, for good or for ill.

Beyond the Grocery Store... Teaching Children Where Their Food Comes From

Margarette Purvis | Posted 01.01.2012 | New York
Margarette Purvis

It's no secret that New York City has a major problem with childhood obesity. Nutrition education programs are so vital to the health of the future adult population.

Fresh Produce Fights Hunger and Obesity

Ellie Krieger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellie Krieger

Last week my family and I honored the Thanksgiving holiday by helping City Harvest distribute 20,000 pounds of fresh produce to people in need in the Bronx as part of their Mobile Market initiative.