Alaska School Garden Food Safety Guidelines (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.

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.

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 Celebrations (PDF | 413 KB)

Connecticut State Department of Education.

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.

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.

Healthy Fundraising (PDF | 354 KB)

Connecticut State Department of Education.

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

Kansas Department of Education.

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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 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)

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.

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)

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.

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.