10 Tips for Getting Active in the Classroom


In support of May’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Field Trip Factory wants to help you get your students moving. We all know the benefits physical movement and activity has on learning. Students pay closer attention and often retain information better. But it can be difficult to carve out time for a much needed […]

Ralphs Speak Out. It’s Your Earth! Photo Drawing Winner


Congratulations to Teri C. who sent in the photo of her Brownie troop speaking out for Earth during the Ralphs store field trip! Her photo was randomly selected for the Speak Out. It’s Your Earth! Field Trip Photo Drawing, and she and her troop will receive a $50 gift card from Field Trip Factory. Teri and the troop of seven […]

Earth Day Ideas to Use Year Round

Earth Day Ideas

This month saw the 45th anniversary of Earth Day! Focusing on the needs of our precious planet has resulted in many environmental success stories that we can celebrate in the classroom. In March, a record amount of solar power was supplied to California’s power grid. Cities, such as Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, are making […]

5 Resources for Starting and Making the Most of Your School Garden

Your School Garden

Connecting with the natural world can be wonderfully nurturing for students. And school gardens provide hands-on opportunities for students to engage with nature. They learn about the cyclic nature of the seasons, the elements plants need to grow, where their food comes from, and how to care for living things. Whether you are thinking about starting […]

A Recipe for Encouraging Students to Get More Nutrients

Get More Nutrients

March is National Nutrition Month and a great time to help students focus on ways to get all the nutrients they need. According to the USDA’s MyPlate, fruits, vegetables, grains, diary, and protein should be a part of every meal we eat. Eating foods from all 5 food groups helps to maintain a healthy weight, […]

It’s Easy to Find Nutritious Foods in Copps Stores

Find Nutritious Foods in Copps Stores

Copps grocery stores are making it very easy for shoppers to identify nutritious foods. Customers who want organic products or produce rich in vitamin C need only to look for the easy to read label. Simple, color-coded labels point out products that have any of the 18 important ingredient and nutrient attributes – ranging from […]

7 Earth Day Tips to Share with Students

7 Earth Day Tips

Earth Day is April 22nd. Use these suggestions to get students thinking about ways they can protect the planet both at school and at home! Throw your garbage in a trash can. This seems obvious, but litter in our storm drains is still an issue and it is negatively impacting our rivers, lakes, and oceans. […]

Giant Eagle Encourages Schools to Fight Hunger

Fight Hunger

    At the beginning of the year, Giant Eagle launched a challenge to schools in the Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia areas to help in the fight hunger. Each school registered in the A+ School Rewards Program at Giant Eagle was asked to choose a local, registered not-for-profit food bank, soup kitchen or […]

The Best Food Choices for Healthy Teeth

Healthy Teeth

February is National Dental Health Month, which is a great time to talk to kids about how healthy teeth are an important part of overall health. Establishing good oral hygiene and eating habits at an early age are critical to maintaining good oral health throughout life. Eating certain foods, in addition to brushing and flossing, […]