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Placemat Contest 2015-16 Winners

Hundreds of students submitted creative and inspiring placemat designs to the NDS Placemat Contest, and our Facebook friends helped to choose three winners to be printed and distributed to schools for National Nutrition Month in March! […]

Nutrition Talks

This summer we are excited to have Jessica, a Nutrition student at the University of Rhode Island, working with us on nutrition education. She is visiting our sites to educate children on the importance of eating a variety of healthy foods. […]

Fun Safe Philly Summer Kick-Off 2015

To celebrate the start of summer, Nutritional Development Services joined the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and many others at the 2015 Fun Safe Philly Summer Kick-Off event. […]

Smart Snacks and Fundraising

Beginning this school year, all food sold to students on school grounds during the school day must meet USDA Smart Snacks in School standards. This includes all snacks sold at school, such as soft pretzel sales, and fundraisers like special lunches. […]

In Honor of Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

As we celebrate National Nutrition Month this month, the staff of Nutritional Development Services extends our gratitude to all the nutrition professionals who have crossed our paths through the years and who have enriched the work of NDS. […]

Equal Access to Healthy Meals

This school year, we are pleased to roll out a new program that will make it easier for families to access free meals for their children at school. Known as the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), it allows eligible schools to serve free meals to all students regardless of individual family income. […]

Summer Social Media Contests

Keeping up with our social media accounts is an easy way to stay engaged in and informed about our programming. Recent posts include program updates, meal photos, and creative craft and exercise ideas. We are also running several contests throughout the summer months. […]

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program 2014-15

The Archdiocesan Office of Nutritional Development Services (NDS) has been a sponsor of the School Meals programs for over forty years. In the past five years, NDS has also assisted area schools with participation in the federally-funded Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). […]

Summer Meals Kick-Off Event

To celebrate the beginning of the Summer Meals Program, Nutritional Development Services (NDS) joined representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the City of Philadelphia, the Coalition Against Hunger, and the Philadelphia Eagles at the Columbia North YMCA Day Camp for an hour of fun, educational lessons and games followed by a healthy lunch from NDS. […]

Blessing of the Summer 2014: Cultivating Peace through Meals

Every year, Nutritional Development Services begins the Summer Meals Program with a blessing of the summer. This year, we kicked off the 2014 Summer Meals Program at St. Athanasius Parish Camp with a peace-themed blessing. […]