7 Ways Healthy Lunches have Changed Elementary Schools

Elementary schools have been providing lunches since 1946, but recently the federal government changed its guidelines for these meals. The new guidelines are meant to help children make healthier meal choices and curb childhood obesity. They also may require cafeteria managers to work harder to provide meals that meet the rules. Here are seven ways healthy lunch requirements have changed elementary schools.

ABC's of Essential Oils in School

If you're anything like I was, you hear the term “essential oils” and your mind’s eye immediately sees a celebrity-type spending her day getting rubbed, scrubbed and submersed in mud. You would never think that essential oils would find a place or a purpose in your own life. Well, as my mother always says, “That’s what you get for thinking!” Essential oils are nature's original remedy for healing and protection, and are technically described as concentrated hydrophobic liquids containing volatile aroma compounds, cultivated from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, brushes, herbs or seeds. For today, let's consider the basics as they may apply to you and your classroom.
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