nutrition http://wkms.org en School Nutritionists Work to Change Eating Habits http://wkms.org/post/school-nutritionists-work-change-eating-habits <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">School nutritionists from across the Commonwealth are trying to get more students to eat healthier meals during the instructional day.&nbsp; About 700 school cooks, managers, and administrators are meeting for a statewide conference this week in Lexington.&nbsp; Kentucky School Nutrition Association President Sabrina Jewell says 17,000 fewer meals are being served at schools across the state, and the lack of participation is causing a financial crunch for lunch programs in many school districts.</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">"Because our program is federally funded, we're based off of participation,” Jewell said.&nbsp;“So, if they don't eat, then we don't have the money to run our programs.&nbsp; General school taxes and all, they don't pay for school nutrition.&nbsp; We're paid off of the meals that we serve."</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:18:28 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41530 at http://wkms.org School Nutritionists Work to Change Eating Habits Nutritionist Gives Practical Health Tips at Maiden Alley Event http://wkms.org/post/nutritionist-gives-practical-health-tips-maiden-alley-event <p>"Common Sense Nutrition: Uncommonly Good Results" promises to be an entertaining evening of &nbsp;nutritional myth busting and practical health tips with Certified Nutritionist Victoria&nbsp;LaFont&nbsp;at Maiden Alley Cinema, March 6. Kate speaks with&nbsp;LaFont&nbsp;on&nbsp;<em>Sounds Good</em>, for a preview of the informative event.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:04:33 +0000 Kate Lochte 38816 at http://wkms.org Nutritionist Gives Practical Health Tips at Maiden Alley Event Tips for a Heart-Healthy Valentine's Day from Southeast Dairy http://wkms.org/post/tips-heart-healthy-valentines-day-southeast-dairy <p>According to the National Confectioner's Association, Americans will spend $1.1 billion on Valentine's sweets this year, most of it chocolate. Kate Lochte speaks with Southeast Dairy's Nutrition Affairs Program Manager Laura Marbury who offers healthier alternatives for our consideration, and some tips for chasing away the effects of the flu.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:47:37 +0000 Kate Lochte 38669 at http://wkms.org Tips for a Heart-Healthy Valentine's Day from Southeast Dairy Eating Breakfast = Healthier Students, Better Students http://wkms.org/post/eating-breakfast-healthier-students-better-students <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Southeast Dairy Association's nutrition affairs program manager Laura Marbury says new research shows that the most important lesson of the day for better students could be eating breakfast. Marbury is a registered dietitian, responsible for implementing nutrition programs for health professionals, educators and consumers throughout Tennessee and Kentucky. Prior to joining the Southeast Dairy Association, she served as a medical nutrition therapist at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, where she provided diet recommendations and education to oncology, obstetric and pediatric patients. She and Kate Lochte discuss breakfast eating strategies.</span></p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:09:09 +0000 Kate Lochte 34443 at http://wkms.org Eating Breakfast = Healthier Students, Better Students KY Parents Think School Meals Should Be Healthier http://wkms.org/post/ky-parents-think-school-meals-should-be-healthier <p>A new survey shows Kentucky parents think school lunches aren’t as nutritious as they should be. The <a href="http://www.healthy-ky.org/default.aspx">Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky</a>'s statewide report says eighty-eight percent of parents surveyed said schools should serve healthy food, but only one in four thought that’s what their children got. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:11:20 +0000 Angela Hatton 22806 at http://wkms.org KY Parents Think School Meals Should Be Healthier Health Food Education Funding Moved from PACS to Health Departments http://wkms.org/post/health-food-education-funding-moved-pacs-health-departments <p>Around $5 million in nutrition education funding is changing oversight agency. The Pennyrile Allied Community Services Executive Director Judy Peterson says state officials informed the office in July that as of October 1 funding for that program would go to local health departments.</p><p>State Nutrition Services Branch Manager Fran Hawkins says the state’s 59 local health departments will teach young children healthy eating habits. Hawkins says it makes sense to run the program through the health departments, rather than PACS. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Angela Hatton 22110 at http://wkms.org Health Food Education Funding Moved from PACS to Health Departments