UPMC has identified health issues specific to each community, one of the key issues across the region being childhood obesity. Thanks to a partnership with the Healthy Schools Program of UPMC, Pittsburgh Public Schools Food Service is recognized for working diligently to help students select healthier meals through the Smarter Lunchrooms Program. Congratulations to Pittsburgh … Continue reading UPMC Partners with PPS
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 requires that schools serve vegetable subgroups each week including dark green, red/orange, starchy, legume, and other. All Pittsburgh Public Schools serve vegetables daily, per the nutrition requirements, but are they being consumed? Plate waste studies in Pittsburgh Public Schools have shown extremely low acceptance of green vegetables. … Continue reading Go for the Greens
School may be out for the summer, but that doesn't mean the supply of nutritious lunches has to end! In partnership with the Citiparks program, Pittsburgh Public Schools is promoting the GrubUp! campaign to feed lunch to children 18 and under. A food truck follows the roving art cart to various locations, and assembles a table to … Continue reading Free Summer Meals!
The University Prep Student Envoys came together yesterday for a taste test in their cafeteria under the leadership of Annie Fiscus, a project specialist for Environments that Support Teaching and Learning. The Student Envoys are a group of students with the natural ability to lead. Whether a traditional or nontraditional leader, the Student Envoy program is … Continue reading A Taste of University Prep
"Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives. Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NFL are once again coming together to support local schools and communities through the … Continue reading Fuel Up to Play 60
Make Apple Lemonade! On Tuesday, Monteverde's Produce Company visited Pittsburgh Creative and Preforming Arts (CAPA) school downtown. Anne Monteverde (co-owner) juiced fresh lemons and apples to make Apple Lemonade. The students sampled the fresh squeezed, no-sugar-added fruit juice with excitement. The demonstration showcased some of the delicious fresh fruits available from Monteverde's and encouraged students to try … Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons…..
Citiparks provides free meals to kids 18 and under all summer at designated sites. New this year, Citiparks will also be offering a travelling food truck to serve even more kids than before. The truck will be following the Roving Art Cart around town and distributing meals during the hours of 11am - 1pm. Meals … Continue reading Food Truck Serves Free Meals All Summer
School's almost out for the summer! What's next? Citiparks Summer Food Service Program provides healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks to all children up to 18 years old as well as mentally disabled individuals up to 21 years old. Kids and teens eat FREE throughout the city … Continue reading Citiparks Provides Nutritious Meals During Summer Months
Join students from Pittsburgh Langley K-8 and Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 as they compete in the region's first junior chef competition! Project Lunch Tray is a city wide competition involving students from 8 area schools. Each team of students will be paired with local chefs to create healthy, delicious, kid-friendly school lunch recipes. Each team will create and … Continue reading Project Lunch Tray
Have you seen this logo in your school? The Kids of STEEL Program is an overall youth exercise and nutrition program. The goal is to get children to pursue an active lifestyle and quality nutrition by incorporating exercise and healthy eating habits into their daily routine. They will also learn the benefits of setting a … Continue reading Kids of STEEL