[caption id="attachment_333" align="alignleft" width="500"]A healthy lunch option students should be eating. (Photo by Melissa from Flickr Creative Commons)[/caption] The meals and snacks offered to students in schools is an issue that has been changing and improving for decades.
Author, educator, and nutrition coach Dayle Hayes has an overall positive felling about this new plan, but hopes that it doesn’t force people to focus only on the issue of childhood obesity, rather help them to focus on making all children healthy.
[caption id="attachment_276" align="alignleft" width="3264"]Children at Desert Spring Children’s Center in Tucson, Ariz. play with the natural materials at the Reggio Emilia inspired school. (Photo provided by Desert Spring Children’s Center) [/caption]
Reggio Emilia is an alternative approach to early childhood education that is gathering more and more attention in Arizona.
The program allows children to see their value in their learning community. The philosophy hit the United States about 12 to 15 years ago, and has grown in schools since then.