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Resources

We're happy to share a wide range of resources to help you promote healthy eating and physical activity.

General

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines Toolkit, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

2017-2018 School Nutrition Program Reimbursement Rates

Action for Healthy Kids' School Tools

Alliance for a Healthier Generation School Tools

Cafeteria PostersUSDA Team Nutrition

Food Allergy Resources, School Nutrition Association

Food Day Resources

Fuel Up to Play 2017-18 Playbook

Healthier Middle Schools; Everyone can help, USDA Team Nutrition

Healthy Schools Program, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

National Institute on Out of School Time Curricula and Toolkits

School Meals PR / Promotional ToolsSchool Nutrition Association

Smarter Lunchroom Movement Resources Training materials, research abstracts and lunchroom posters

USDA Team Nutrition

USDA Web-based Free/Reduce Application Prototype

 

CACFP

Afterschool Meals Guide, Food Research and Action Center

CACFP Best Practices fact sheet, U.S. Department of Agriculture

CACFP Meal Pattern Training Tools, U.S. Department of Agriculture

CACFP Updated Child and Adult Meal Pattern (eff. Oct, 1, 2017), U.S. Department of Agriculture

Choosing Breakfast Cereals in the CACFP training worksheet, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Choosing Yogurts in the CACFP training worksheetU.S. Department of Agriculture

Serving Milk in the CACFP training worksheet, U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA CACFP Handbooks

USDA CACFP Nutrition Standards website

 

Farm-to-School

10 Facts about local foods in child nutrition programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Fact Sheet: School Gardens - Using Gardens to Grow Healthy Habits in Cafeterias, Classrooms, and Communities, U.S. Department of Agriculture
 
Fact Sheet: Integrating local foods into child nutrition programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture
 
Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum

Farm to School, Fuel Up to Play 60

School Garden Lesson Plans, Whole Kids Foundation

School Garden Resource Center, Whole Kids Foundation

 

Grants

AASA / NJPA Helping Kids Urgent Mini Grants

Action for Healthy Kids' School Grants (opening February 5, 2018)

Carol M. White Physical Education Program, U.S. Department of Education

Safe Schools Healthy Schools Grants, U.S. Department of Justice

School Meal Grant Opportunities, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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

 

Healthy Eating

Discover MyPlate: Curriculum Training for Kindergarten Teachers, USDA Team Nutrition

Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten, USDA Team Nutrition 

Fruit & Veggies More Matters Teacher Resources

Garden to Cafeteria Tools and ResourcesSlow Food USA

Kids Eat Right from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietitics

Nutrition Education Resources, Minnesota Department of Health

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

Nourish Curriculum Guide A rich set of resources to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability

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

Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum, USDA Team Nutrition

 

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) Toolkit from School Nutrition Association

2018 NSBW Handouts for Kids & Parents from School Nutrition Association

2018 NSBW Marketing & PR Resources 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), School Nutrition Association

 

School Lunch

MyPlate Guide To School Lunch Infographic, USDA Team Nutrition

National School Lunch Week Resources and Toolkit, USDA

Salad Bar Toolkit and Resources, The Lunch Box

School Lunch Flyer (customizable), School Nutrition Association

 

Smart Snacks

A Guide to Smart Snacks in Schools, USDA Team Nutrition

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, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Seamless Summer Option, MDE

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

Summer Food Service Program Fact Sheet, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Summer Food Service Program Promotional Tools/Tips, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Summer Food, Summer Moves Resource Kit, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Summer Nutrition Programs Overview, Food Research and Action Center

Summer Meals Toolkit, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Summer Meals Webinars and Videos, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Youthprise Nutrition Program

 

Wellness Policy

Local School Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit, USDA Team Nutrition

School Wellness Works, Minnesota Department of Education

Wellness Policy information, USDA Team Nutrition

 

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