School Nutrition

Healthy Cleveland Update

The Healthy Cleveland initiative has received some additional support over the past few months with the addition of a new leadership team at the Cleveland Department of Public Health including Director Toinette Parrilla, Commissioner Myron Bennett, and Healthy Cleveland Program Manager Rachael Sommer, formerly Executive Assistant to Councilman Joe... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

National Farm to School Census-see where Ohio Stands

In the final days of National Farm to School month during October, USDA released a nation-wide census of farm to school activity between 2011-2012. Since 2013 when the data collection process began, 8,800 school districts of the 13,914 targeted for responses replied to the census questionnaire and 3,812 of those district reported engaging in farm to school activities. All the questionnaires were provided at the district levels by state agency leads like Departments of Education.... Read more »

Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the FPC Explore School Gardening and Local Procurement for the Farm to School Initiative

Members of diverse community organizations met earlier this month on a sunny August morning to discuss the expansion of school gardening at Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) schools.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

FPC Partners with City of Cleveland and Cleveland Foodbank to Create Healthy Food Guidelines!

Ohio State University Extension and The Food Policy Coalition are working in partnership with the Cleveland Foodbank, the Cleveland Clinic, Children’s Hunger Alliance, and the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland to create a set of healthy food purchasing and serving guidelines.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Water First for Thirst Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides great information on the health benefits of choosing water over sugar-sweetened beverages and presents useful statistics about water consumption in our country.  

If you support water as the first choice for satisfying your thirst, please consider taking the Water First for Thirst pledge.  A link to the pledge is available at the bottom of the fact sheet.  

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

FRESHTOBERFEST - Cleveland's Youth Garden Battle

September 22, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Dunham Tavern Museum
6709 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH

Childhood Nutrition in collaboration with Dunham Tavern Museum present: FRESHTOBERFEST - Cleveland's Youth Garden Battle.  Come taste the freshest food grown by Cleveland's youth.  Local chefs will be paired with youth garden participants for a tasting competition and fresh food celebration.  Music and performanaces by Dee Jay Doc and the Fresh Camp.  Free admission | Donations accepted... Read more »

USDA releases 'Smart Snacks at School' guidelines

In our last newsletter, PFC mentioned that since our school nutition forum, USDA has released their proposed standards for vending and foods served outside of federally reimbursable me... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

FPC Quarterly Forum: NEWtrition in Our Schools presentation

NEWtrition in Our Schools forum opening presentation by Teleange Thomas, Program Officer of Health, The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

NEWtrition In Our Schools

January 31, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Cuyahoga Community College, Unified Technologies Center
2415 Woodland Avenue Room 229
Cleveland , OH 44115

 

Please join Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, teachers, students, parents and the community to participate in a discussion of the recent changes to nutrition standards through state and federal policies, new opportunities in Farm-to-School, and using the resources we all can access to assist our schools in serving healthy meals. Stick around after the forum to participate in a Q&A session with our panelists!

A moderated panel will include:

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Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

South Euclid Lyndhurst F2S 2012 Report

An updated report by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health on the efforts of the South Euclid Lyndhurst School Districts growing farm to school program.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition