2011

Reduce Sodium in School Meals Reduce Sodium in School Meals (2011) (PDF | 412 KB)

Indiana Department of Education.

This two-page handout provides suggestions for limiting high-sodium foods, tips for modifying recipes that use high-sodium ingredients, and a chart of common seasonings to use in place of salt.


Eat Smart, Child Care

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Community Food and Nutrition Assistance.

Set of nutrition related recommendations and support materials for child care facilities.


Nutrition Policies and Guidance for the CACFP

Connecticut State Department of Education.

Set of 6 guides for CACFP covering meal pattern requirements, crediting foods, infant feeding, special dietary needs, food safety, and planning healthy meals.


Healthy Eating Posters

Iowa Team Nutrition.

Encourage students to drink more water and to eat more fruits, vegetables, and fat-free or low-fat milk with these posters.
- Strong, Fast, The Best I Can Be- Milk (PDF | 773 KB)
- Milk: Choose Fat-free or Low-fat (PDF | 3.10 MB)
- Make Half Your Plate Fruit and Vegetables (PDF | 215 KB)
- Drink Water Instead of Sugary Drinks (PDF | 555 KB)


Alternatives to Food Rewards (November 2011)

Connecticut State Department of Education.

This two-page handout includes the consequences of using food rewards and alternatives to food rewards for elementary, middle, and high school students.


Iowa Team Nutrition Newsletter Iowa Team Nutrition Newsletter (2016)

Iowa Department of Education.

Newsletters for schools with information on nutrition and physical activity programs, upcoming training opportunities, and success stories.


Active Early: A Wisconsin Guide for Improving Childhood Physical Activity (September 2011) (PDF | 8.5 MB)

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

A guide for improving physical activity in child care environments. Also available in Spanish (PDF | 11.48 MB).


Alaska School Garden Food Safety Guidelines (August 2011) (PDF | 825 KB)

Farm to School Alaska. Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture, Inspections Services.

This document provides guidelines for safely growing, harvesting, and using produce from school gardens.


Go Local and Get GREEN! Choose Local Products for Healthy Fundraisers (April 2016) (PDF | 386 KB)

Iowa Team Nutrition.

Great fundraiser ideas, ideas for implementation that promote active lifestyles, and additional resources.


Power Panther Preschool Implementation Manual (2011) (PDF | 25.70 MB)

Kansas State Department of Education.

Eight child care lessons that encourage fruit and vegetable consumption and increased physical activity.


The First Years in the First State Toolkit: Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Quality in Delaware Child Care

Nemours Health and Prevention Services (NHPS) for the Delaware Department of Education.

A guide for child care providers to meet Delaware nutrition and physical activity requirements. Includes 16 weeks of approved menu cycles and recipes, shopping lists and tips, age-appropriate physical activities, and ideas for engaging children, staff, parents and the community.

The toolkit includes:

          • Delaware licensing rules for nutrition, physical activity and screen time in child care;
          • Self-assessments for child care homes and centers;
          • 16 weeks of approved menu cycles and recipes;
          • Shopping lists and budget-saving shopping tips;
          • Ideas for engaging children, staff, parents and the community;
          • Age-appropriate physical activities and ways to include physical activity in lesson plans;
          • Tips and tools for reading nutrition labels, motivating picky eaters, storing food safely and modeling healthy habits; and
          • Lists of books, websites and local resources.

Administrators' Guide
Instructors' Guide
Menu Planning Guide
Partnering With Families
Shopping Cheat Sheet Handout


Healthy Fundraising (November 2011) (PDF | 346.44 KB)

Connecticut State Department of Education.

Use this resource for benefits of healthy fundraising, consequences of unhealthy fundraising, and healthy fundraising alternatives.


Setting the Stage for Eating Well: The Nutrition Environment (PDF | 1.28 MB)

State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services; Missouri Team Nutrition.

Presentation introduces preschool teachers and food service staff to the benefits of family-style meals.


CACFP Menu Planning Guide (PDF | 1.54 MB)

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Sixteen weeks of cycle menus, recipes that are CACFP creditable shopping lists to go with menus, and guidance regarding choking hazards and allergies.


Walking Works for Schools Toolkit (April 2013) (PDF | 1.87 MB)

Iowa Team Nutrition.

Guide for planning a walking program at your school.


Healthy Bites: A Wisconsin Guide for Improving Childhood Nutrition Healthy Bites: A Wisconsin Guide for Improving Childhood Nutrition

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

An extensive guide to improving nutrition in the child care environment which includes a program assessment, guide for a quality improvement plan and policies development as well as a guide to take action with implementation. It also contains nutrition education sections to strengthen the CACFP meal pattern and decrease childhood obesity. Also available in Spanish (PDF | 20.29 MB).


No- to Low-Cost Ways to Promote Physical Activity in the Child Care Setting (April 2013)

Team Nutrition Iowa.

This card set provides fun and interactive physical activities for young children that can be done without costly equipment.


Growing Farm to School: Results from the Idaho Farm to School Pilot (PDF | 995 KB)

Idaho State Department of Agriculture; Idaho State Department of Education.

Three successful pilot schools were followed throughout the school year as they developed and grew their Farm to School Programs. These three districts represented a small, a medium, and a large-sized district in both urban and rural settings.


Making Worksite Wellness Work at Your School (May 2013) (PDF | 2.33 MB)

Iowa Department of Public Health; Iowa Department of Education.

Provides school staff with suggestions to get an employee wellness program started.