Sodexo Schools Applauds USDA for Adopting Proven Model for Student Nutrition Programs
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) GAITHERSBURG, Md. - June 2, 2011 - Sodexo applauds the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for adopting the balanced plate as the new graphic representation for good nutrition with the new MyPlate icon. Sodexo, a student well-being champion that serves more than 480 school districts across the country, began teaching students about good nutrition using a balanced plate concept at the start of the 2010-2011 school year.
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 11, 2011 - Media Impact hosted a one-day workshop, Storytelling for Sustainable Development, yesterday to encourage the incorporation of Entertainment-Education programs into global sustainable development work. Entertainment-Education is the incorporation of vital health and environmental messaging into entertaining media formats to simultaneously educate and amuse audiences.
Student’s Winning Recipe, Dulcie’s Wrap Duo, Makes Fighting Obesity Delicious and Fun
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Gaithersburg, Md. - March 31, 2011 - Dulcie Robertson, 9, a fourth-grader from the Helena School District in Montana won Sodexo’s first-ever Future Chefs: Healthy Snack Challenge, a nationwide program that teaches students about good nutrition and encourages them to make healthy choices by creating their own nutritious snack recipes. Robertson won the national challenge when the video for her yummy Dulcie’s Wrap Duo, received the most votes on the program’s YouTube page.
Five Finalists from More than 2600 Entries Across the Country Vie for National Championship on YouTube
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Gaithersburg, Md. - March 14, 2011 - Sodexo invites all people committed to ending childhood obesity in this generation to vote today for one of the five finalists from 342 schools across the country who participated in its first national Future Chefs: Healthy Snack Challenge competition. Vote today at www.youtube.com/user/SodexoFutureChefs.
With a $20 million education grant from the GE Foundation, Cincinnati Public Schools will be helping to raise student skills in math and science, subjects in which the United States lags behind other industrialized nations. This five-year grant supports a comprehensive effort to improve student scores and learning in math and science, close achievement gaps and encourage more students to attend college.
Twenty New York City public school students at the Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women (SBYW) are working with Media Impact in an effort to improve their school community. The young woemn are part of Media Impact’s My School – My Community program to engage students in creating critical conservations about issues in their schools -- in this case gossip and school spirit.
Learn about the GE Foundation's grant to Stamford schools to close the achievement gap in The Daily Stamford. GE's Bob Corcoran, president of the GE Foundation and its Developing Futures Grant program is quoted as saying “We’re announcing a $10.3 million extension on our grant to the Stamford school system because of the great success you’re having in closing this gap."
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 10, 2011 - Seventy New York City public school students came together on February 4th at a workshop hosted by Media Impact in an effort to improve their school communities.
The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires K-12 schools in the U.S. who receive discounted rates for Internet access through a program known as E-rate to block Internet content that is age-inappropriate for students, and to block access to child pornography for all students and staff. CIPA also stipulates that Internet safety policies are put in place to ensure that students, faculty and administration are not mis-using or abusing Internet access provided by the school.