Posts Categorized: School Nutrition

Are you drinking your way to health issues?

Authored by Emily Cooke, RD A 12 oz soft drink has around 150 calories in it. Now, this wouldn’t be so bad if those calories were nourishing and helped to fill you up; but that’s not the case. Pretty much 100% of the calories from soda are from added sugars and there is a fair… Read more »

Do you need a sports drink?

Author Heidi Kessler Despite what marketing may lead you to believe, if you are active for less than an hour and not participating in very vigorous physical activity, you really don’t need a sports drink. Sports drinks are essentially diluted sugar water plus flavoring and a pinch of salt. The sugar adds extra calories to your body and is harmful to teeth…. Read more »

Let’s Go! School Nutrition Workgroups

Did you know that Let’s Go! schools offer some of the healthiest lunches in the nation? With help from the Let’s Go! School Nutrition Workgroups, almost 50 schools have met the USDA’s Healthier US School Challenge, a premier indicator of healthy school meals.  Only 3% of schools in the U.S. have achieved the Challenge!   Let’s… Read more »