Stories

Eat, Exercise, Excel – Anthony Elementary School

Listen (5 minutes) It’s lunchtime at Anthony Elementary, a public school in a Leavenworth, Kansas. That’s a town where the main business is a federal prison, and most kids live below the poverty line. Two years ago, Anthony Elementary’s cafeteria was a noisy, disorderly and rowdy place. It was supervised by overworked lunchroom aides, as…

The Broccoli Campaign

Maxwell 5th Graders Nancy and Cynthia have volunteered to promote a  healthy vegetable — broccoli.  Nancy likes broccoli.  Cynthia hates it.  Can Nancy persuade Cynthia to try broccoli?

Chicken Salad (W)rap

Ashley 5th Graders learn  to make a tasty and healthy Chicken Salad Rap, with their teachers Mr. Herd and Mr. Zwick.  They make a song about it, too! Recipe: My Pyramid Chicken Salad Wrap INGREDIENTS 1 – 2 lb. seedless grapes 1 – 2 lb. romaine lettuce, bagged 8 oz. plain yogurt 12 6 whole…

National Center for Media Engagement Features Eatyourradio

The National Center for Media Engagement recently featured Eatyourradio.  Here’s their report: Preventing childhood obesity is at the top of the menu throughout the nation — from theUSDA’s food pyramid-replacing plate to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign to activist chef Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Now, public media is taking a bite out of the issue, too. KGNU,…