Thank You to Hannaford Supermarkets – A True Community Health Hero!

A special message from our Executive Director, Barbara Storper: Did you know that Hannaford Supermarkets has made it possible for over 225,000 children throughout the Northeast to participate in FOODPLAY? Now in our tenth year of partnership, this wonderful company has made child nutrition a priority and supported bringing FOODPLAY to hundreds of schools over […]

Happy New Year!

The holidays are busy, but they allow us some downtime here at FOODPLAY. Coach, Johnny and Janey have been on the road all fall, and now they get to return home and reconnect with friends and families. We look at these weeks as a chance for renewal before we start touring again in January – […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Starting with Buffalo,NY’s record-breaking snowfall last week, winter has returned – and the Northeast is bracing for another huge snowfall on Thanksgiving Day. We can, however, be thankful for all the opportunities this gives us to work off the calories of holiday consumption. How thankful, exactly? Well, here are some estimates…. It would take about […]

Halloween Strategies

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love the costumes, the decorations, the scary stories…but since I became a parent what I dread most of all is negotiating the candy consumption with my kids. They’re too old not to notice if some of the loot “disappears” overnight, and dealing with their jagged moods and […]

Do you know about FoodCorps?

Written by Barbara Storper, MS, RD Do you know about FoodCorps? They’re a great organization that sends young people throughout the country to help promote healthy food systems and sustainable practices. We had the wonderful opportunity to work with FoodCorps folks in Gallup, New Mexico. They had a farm where students were able to plant […]

New Research on Getting Kids to Eat their Veggies

Written by Barbara Storper, MS, RD New research suggests that giving no messages trumps any other approach when it comes to getting kids to eat their vegetables. This idea is very simplistic and needs more research, but it does suggest that telling kids “eat this, it’s good for you” may backfire since kids may tend […]