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Nutrition

Child Nutrition Articles

Click on the pictures below to read nutrition articles reprinted from our quarterly association journal, Serving Spoon.

Summer 2019 Nutrition Article Spring 2019 Nutrition Article
Winter 2018 Nutrition Article

Eating Through the Generations

 

 

What Does Healthy Eating Mean?

 

 

It's Because of the Work You Do Every Day

 

 

Welcome Back to School Article Portion Size Article
Organic Article

Welcome Back to School

 

 

Portion Size

 

 

Organic

 

 

Healthy Living Article
Portion Size vs Serving Size Article The Skinny on Sugar Article

Healthy Living


Portion Size vs.
Serving Size

 

The Skinny on
Sugar

Vitamin D and Folate Article Sizing Up Your Portions Article Fiber Benefits Article

Vitamin D &
Folate



Sizing Up
Your Portions

 Health Benefits

of Fiber in Diet

 

 

 

Wellness

New resources are now available to help school districts engage parents and school staff in Local School Wellness Policy efforts.

Be A School Wellness Champion - Outreach Toolkit

Nutrition education and promotion are part of a Local School Wellness Policy.

A Local School Wellness Policy is a written document that guides school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being and ability to learn. It’s important for parents and school staff to be a part of this process so the wellness policy is representative of both the community and student’s needs.

The Food and Nutrition Service’s Team Nutrition initiative has developed a free Local Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit that school districts and schools can customize to communicate information about their Local School Wellness Policy to parents and staff. The kit includes:

  • A letter to the wellness coordinator;
  • Sample letter to school principals;
  • Informational flyers, in English and Spanish;
  • Presentations for parents and school staff;
  • Sample newsletter article; and
  • Social media posts and graphics.

The free Local Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit is available for download at: http://TeamNutrition.usda.gov

Art of people on school grounds

Today, most schools have a Local School Wellness Policy, but parents and school staff are not always aware of the policy and how it is being put into action at their school. The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act added new provisions for implementation, evaluation and public involvement and reporting on progress of Local School Wellness Policies. Team Nutrition’s new Local School Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit helps support these requirements.

 

Nutrition Standards for School Meals

Click here to read regulations and standards supported by the USDA.