2011

Making Worksite Wellness Work at Your School (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.


CACFP Menu Planning Guide (PDF | 1.54 MB)

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Meal planning guide for the CACFP, including information on the meal pattern, choking hazards and allergies, 16 weeks of menus, 120 CACFP-reimbursable recipes with nutritional information, and 8 shopping lists of items needed for every two-week menu cycle.


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.


Growing Farm to School: Results from the Idaho Farm to School Pilot (PDF | 994 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.


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.


Pass the Peaches, Please: Creating Positive and Pleasant Mealtimes in Early Childhood Programs

Montana Team Nutrition.

This training addresses a variety of mealtime scenarios and tips for making mealtimes with children pleasant and enjoyable for both children and adults.


Walking Works for Schools Toolkit (PDF | 1.87 MB)

Team Nutrition Iowa.

Guide for planning a walking program at your school. A Webinar with additional information is also available.


Dietary Guidelines 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 motivating 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)


Healthy Celebrations (PDF | 413 KB)

Connecticut State Department of Education.


Alternatives to Food as a Reward (PDF | 235 KB)

Connecticut State Department of Education.


Active Early: A Wisconsin Guide for Improving Childhood Physical Activity (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).


Healthy Bites: A Wisconsin Guide for Improving Childhood Nutrition

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

A guide for improving nutrition in the child care environment. Also available in Spanish (PDF | 20.29 MB).


Chef Dave Mac's HealthierUS School Challenge Recipes cover Chef Dave Mac's HealthierUS School Challenge Recipes (PDF | 4.2 MB)

Michigan Team Nutrition.

A collection of 19 soup, salad, stir fry, entree, sandwich, vegetable, and condiment recipes intended to be served as part of menus meeting the HealthierUS School Challenge criteria.


Think Fresh, Not Fried Poster State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council (SIYAC) Posters

Team Nutrition Iowa; 2011.

These two posters were developed and created by Iowa high school students.
- Think Before You Drink: Regular Soda (PDF | 420 KB)
- Think Fresh, Not Fried (PDF | 466 KB)


Nutrition Policies and Guidance for the CACFP

Connecticut State Department of Education.

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


No- to Low-Cost Ways to Promote Physical Activity in the Child Care Setting

Team Nutrition Iowa.

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


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.

This toolkit is a practical, “how-to” guide created to help child care providers follow Delaware CACFP/Delaware child care licensing nutrition and physical activity rules. The toolkit consists of two books, an Administrator’s Guide and Menu Planning Guide, and a handout, the Shopping Cheat Sheet.


Healthy Fundraising (PDF | 354 KB)

Connecticut State Department of Education.