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Resources

We're happy to share a variety of hand-picked resources to support your successful school meal programs and school wellness efforts.

General

Action for Healthy Kids' School Tools

Alliance for a Healthier Generation School Tools

Food Allergy Resources, School Nutrition Association

Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook, National Dairy Association and the National Football League

Healthy Schools Program, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

School Meals PR / Promotional ToolsSchool Nutrition Association

Smarter Lunchroom Movement Training materials, research abstracts and lunchroom posters

USDA School Meal Reimbursement Rates

USDA Team Nutrition Cafeteria posters, Healthier Middle Schools program, curricula and more

USDA Web-based Free/Reduce Application Prototype

Whole Kids Foundation School Programs, school gardens, The Lunch Box, parents' advocacy, salad bars and more

CACFP

Afterschool Meals Guide, Food Research and Action Center

USDA CACFP Handbooks

USDA CACFP Nutrition Standards website, meal pattern guidelines, fact sheets, training tools, farm-to-childcare resources

 

Farm-to-School

Fact Sheet: School Gardens - Using Gardens to Grow Healthy Habits in Cafeterias, Classrooms, and Communities, USDA
 
Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Farm to School, Fuel Up to Play 60

Garden to Cafeteria Tools and ResourcesSlow Food USA

National Farm to School Network

 

Grants

AASA / NJPA Helping Kids Urgent Mini Grants

Action for Healthy Kids' School Grants (application process opens each spring)

Fuel Up to Play 60 grants, National Dairy Council (application periods: mid-April to early June and mid-August to early November

GameTime Playground Grants

Good Sports equipment donations

KaBoom Playground Grants

MN Dept of Ag AGRI Farm-to-School planning and equipment grants

MN Dept of Ag AGRI Farm-to-early care/education planning and equipment grants

MN Dept of Education NSLP Equipment Grant due December 20, 2018 (scroll or search for "Competitive – Federal – National School Lunch Equipment Grant")

School Meal Grant Opportunities, USDA

School Nutrition Foundation Winston Equipment Grant

USDA Farm-to-School Grant program (applications due in December each year)

Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grants (application period opens each fall)

Search for available grants at GrantWatch.com

 

Healthy Eating

MyPlate, Curricula and other resources for healthy eating, USDA Team Nutrition

Nutrition for School Meals Resources, Minnesota Department of Health

National Nutrition Month Promotional Kit, Handouts, Interactive Quizzes and Games

 

Physical Activity

In-class Physical Activity Breaks, Fuel Up to Play 60

Planet Health - An interdisciplinary curriculum for teaching middle school nutrition and physical activity

 

School Breakfast

2018 National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) Activities and promotional tools from School Nutrition Association

Breakfast in the Classroom Resource Center, School Nutrition Foundation

MyPlate Guide To School Breakfast Infographic, USDA Team Nutrition

School Breakfast Flyer (customizable Word document), School Nutrition Association

School Breakfast: A Smart Investment for Student Success (PDF), School Nutrition Association

 

School Lunch

MyPlate Guide To School Lunch Infographic, USDA Team Nutrition

National School Lunch Week Resources and Toolkit, School Nutrition Association

Salad Bar Toolkit and Resources, The Lunch Box

School Lunch Flyer (customizable Word document), School Nutrition Association

 

Smart Snacks

Smart Snack Resources, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Smart Snacks Product Calculator, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

 

Summer Food Service Program

Farm-to-Summer; Local foods in the SFSP, USDA

Seamless Summer Option, MDE

Summer Food Service Program in Minnesota (applications, deadlines, resources), MDE

Summer Food Service Program website, program guidance, promotional materials from the USDA

Summer Food, Summer Moves Resource Kit, USDA Team Nutrition

Summer Nutrition Programs Overview, Food Research and Action Center

Youthprise Nutrition Program

 

Wellness Policy

Local School Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit, USDA Team Nutrition

School Wellness Works, MDE and USDA Team Nutrition

Wellness Policy website, Policy guidance, outreach toolkit and more from USDA Team Nutrition

 

St Paul event Catering
 


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