HealthierUS School Challenge

Seven Rock on Café schools received the HealthierUS Gold of Distinction Awards, four received HealthierUS Silver Awards and twenty two received HealthierUS Bronze Awards from the United States Department of Agriculture for creating healthier schools. These awards recognize their achievement at creating a healthier school community through nutrition education, physical activity, and healthy school lunches. This has encouraged other schools to follow the HealthierUS meal patterns throughout all the school districts.

Click here to check out the USDA HealthierUS School Challenge Website!

Farm To School

Several schools under the Rock on Cafe school meals program have partnered with local farmers to increase the use of fresh local foods in our schools across the Southern Tier. Click here to learn 
more about the National Farm To School efforts.

We Can! (Ways to Encourage Physical Activity & Nutrition)

Did you know? All school districts in Broome County are now 
part of We Can! It's a wonderful program from the National Institutes of Health. Click here for free information from We Can! 

Kids Health

A great Web site for parents, kids, and teens loaded with great information about health, nutrition, and physical activity. 
Click here to view site. 

Fruit and Veggies More Matters

Tasty recipes, great information, healthy
 resources, Mom2Mom, coloring sheets, and more! Click here to check out the Web site.

A cool Web site for kids with features like: wet head games, scavenger hunts, recipes, fitness challenge, move mixer, inner G, and more! Click here to check it out!

Food & Nutrition Services (FNS)

FNS increases food security and reduces hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. Click here
to enter the website.

Watch Students Announce The Rock On Cafe Daily Lunch Menus!


New York School Nutrition Association

A cohesive g
roup of school food service employees, managers, directors, registered dietitians, nutritionists, and industry members in New York State who want to see that all students have access to healthy meals.

 They provide information, services, and continuing education to school nutrition and food service professionals in New York State. They sponsor conferences where attendees receive educational opportunities through workshops, speakers, and exhibits showcasing the latest innovative food service an nutrition trends. The most current issues in school food service are addressed at these conferences. Click here for more information.

Let's Move!

The Let's Move initiative was started by the First Lady, Michelle Obama. This site provides insight on creating a healthy lifestyle for the entire family.
Click here to take a look!

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