Thanks Hannaford & David Ortiz!

From being on the road as a stage manager to working in our home office, FoodPlay continues to give me some of the most amazing experiences and my favorite memories! As a top on the list, this past Monday I met one of my Red Sox heroes—Big Papi. Ortiz, along with Hannaford Helps Schools, presented […]

Celebrate September!

There are a lot of amazing things to celebrate in September—the start of a new school year, cool Fall weather, apple season, and it’s the commemorative month for two causes aimed at getting our nation and kids healthy: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Fruit & Veggies—More Matters Month In the spirit of National Childhood Obesity […]

USDA unveils new standards for school lunches

Last Wednesday, January 25th, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled the USDA’s new standards for school meals, the first such change in fifteen years. The new regulations, set to phase in over a three-year period beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, significantly increase the requirements for fruits, vegetables, and whole grains […]

FoodPlay’s MyPlate Activity Kit

NEW this week in our online store! FoodPlay’s MyPlate Activity Kit for Grades K-6+ By Barbara Storper, MS, RD and Hanna Bliss 24 pages – Available in print or as a downloadable PDF This new kit introduces MyPlate with 8 fun lesson plans and reproducible student activity sheets to help children (and adults!) learn how […]

Impact of Exercise on Brain Activity in Children

Catherine Davis of the Georgia Prevention Institute and her colleagues conducted a study impact of exercise on brain activity and intelligence scores in 171 children, ages 7-11. The study found that the more kids exercised, the more their test scores went up. The study found that there are many benefits of exercise beyond just physical […]