Serving Spoon Nutrition Articles
Click on the pictures below to read nutrition articles reprinted from our quarterly association journal, Serving Spoon.
Healthy Eating for Children:
Nutrition Tips for a Healthier You
Behind Every Successful School Cafeteria, There Is One Common Threat - YOU!
Eating Through the Generations
What Does Healthy Eating Mean?
It Is Because of the Work You Do Every Day
Welcome Back to the New School Year
Is Organic Food Better?
The Skinny on Sugar
Sizing Up Your Portions
What Are the Health Benefits of Fiber In Your Diet?
New resources are now available to help school districts engage parents and school staff in Local School Wellness Policy efforts.
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
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.