KDE’s Summer Food Service Program offering information session for potential new sponsors

A brief information session is being offered online for potential new Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors in Kentucky on Nov. 4, 2021, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. EST. A general overview of the program will be provided by Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) SFSP staff, and those who attend will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program. 

By |2021-10-08T14:07:09-04:00October 8, 2021|

Cooking from scratch

Over the summer the Kentucky Department of Education's Division of School and Community Nutrition teamed up with the Institute of Child Nutrition to host a series of hands-on summer training sessions for school nutrition professionals. 

By |2018-09-07T13:41:33-04:00September 11, 2018|

Data shows Kentucky schools making healthier choices

More Kentucky schools are making healthier choices for their students and taking stock of their school health policies, according to data from the School Health Profiles surveys conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By |2020-09-23T12:09:33-04:00March 30, 2017|

Mobile dairy classroom program available

The Southwest Dairy Museum Inc. and Southland Dairy Farmers is sponsoring the Mobile Dairy Classroom, which is available for free visits in Kentucky schools. The Mobile Dairy Classroom is a part of Southland Dairy Farmers’ agricultural and nutritional education program. The 32-foot traveling classroom features a fully operational milking parlor and carries a live milk cow to schools, fairs and [...]

By |2016-12-14T13:11:56-05:00December 15, 2016|

16 schools receive National Healthy Schools Award

Sixteen Kentucky schools have been named winners of the National Healthy Schools Award by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The awards were announced recently by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national organization founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation whose goal is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower children to [...]

By |2016-09-14T15:28:53-04:00September 15, 2016|

Health grants awarded to 41 high schools

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and its partners have selected 41 high schools to receive grants to develop or improve the nutritional, physical activity or tobacco prevention policies at their schools. The $500 grants are part of the Students Taking Charge program offered by Kentucky Action for Healthy Kids (KYAFHK). Students Taking Charge provides students with the tools [...]

By |2012-02-22T13:34:34-05:00February 23, 2012|

Government takes steps to make feeding low-income school kids easier

By USDA Food and Nutrition Service USDA announced recently that Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee were selected to participate in the initial year of an innovative universal free meal service option that makes it easier for low-income children to receive meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The “Community Eligibility Option” will allow schools in high-poverty areas to [...]

By |2011-06-22T14:53:10-04:00June 23, 2011|
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