Seafood in Schools

Tilapia Tacos With Peach Relish

What type of fish comes to mind when you think of school lunch? Is it breaded, deep-fried fish sticks served with a mayonnaise-based tartar sauce? Because that’s what I think of and it’s not exactly the most nutritious representation of fish. Thankfully, more skilled foodservice directors are finding new, creative ways to incorporate nutritious seafood options into their menus and budget. I discuss here why this is so important.

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Help Fight Summer Hunger Near You

Nutritious school lunch

When most people think about summer vacation, they imagine care-free children enjoying their freedom away from school. However, many children who rely on school meals struggle to get enough to eat during these months at home. In fact, it may be the hungriest time of the year for families that rely on food assistance. Let’s discuss what already exists to help, how many children are reached, and what we can all do to support these families in our communities.

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Meet Sophia: Nutrition Champion

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At age 11, Sophia Carpenter is already a champion of the Guiding Stars Program. Sophia and her father visit our Hannaford store every Monday to stock up on nutritious foods for the week and check out the Manchester, NH store’s demo, led by Hannaford Dietitian, Marilyn Mills. While many of us struggle with weekly meal planning and serving our families nutritious choices throughout the week, Sophia has this covered. Sophia comes to the store every week equipped with a detailed meal plan and shopping list that includes delicious choices and is packed full of items that earn Guiding Stars. Marilyn helps out by offering new recipes, ideas, and offers a taste of a product for folks in the region to try out. Sophia compiles all of this into creative recipes to enjoy throughout the week. A true inspiration and amazing role model, we are so thankful to have folks like Sophia to champion the use of the Guiding Stars program in their own home!

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Sweepstakes: Songs for a Healthier America

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We’re pleased to partner with Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health to offer one lucky person the chance to win a copy of their new CD! Songs for a Healthier America has 19 songs that encourage healthy eating, drinking and exercise for kids and features songs from all genres including hiphop, pop and country. Each track has a fun, positive and encouraging message, and the album is a great way to keep kids dancing and moving inside as the weather gets colder.

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