Hoosier Champions cover Hoosier Champions: School Nutrition and Activity Success Stories (PDF | 2.21 MB)

Indiana Department of Education.

Collection of nutrition activities and success stories from schools that implemented GameOn! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge.

Pick a Better Snack™ Pick a Better Snack™

Iowa Department of Health; Iowa Department of Education.

Campaign that encourages fruit and vegetable choices for snacks. Includes elementary classroom lessons, bingo cards, marketing materials, fact sheets, and family newsletters (newsletters are also available in Spanish).

Food of the Month Posters

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

Monthly poster series featuring Idaho agriculture products. Includes photos, nutrition and agricultural facts, games, trivia, crossword puzzles, and other educational materials.

Eat Smart Be Smart

Montana Office of Public Instruction.

A kindergarten through fifth grade curriculum for teaching nutrition through math, science, language arts and health enhancement.

Interactive Wellness Resources

Team Nutrition Kansas. Kansas State Department of Education, Child & Nutrition Wellness.

These interactive documents have many links to online resources that can be used in implementing school wellness policies. There is a document for Nutrition (PDF 4.52 MB), Nutrition Education (PDF 558.25 KB), and Physical Activity (PDF 547.87 KB).

Georgia Farm to School: Shortening the Distance

Georgia Department of Education. Georgia School Nutrition Program.

This implementation handbook assists in understanding and starting a Farm to School program.

Preschool Lesson Plans: A Dozen Ways to Be Healthy

Florida Department of Health

Teach nutrition and physical activity every month with twelve lesson plans for child care providers in the Child Care Food Program. An introduction offers helpful tips and guidance for use. Preschool Lesson Plans are provided for ages 3-4.5 and 4.5-5. Activities, handouts, and letters to parents for involvement at home are also included.

Healthy Snacks and Physical Activities for Early Childhood Programs Healthy Snacks and Physical Activities for Early Childhood Programs (PDF | 7.3 MB)

Team Nutrition Iowa.

Healthy snack ideas, fun physical activities, and suggested books to incorporate into lessons in the early childhood setting.

Spend Smart, Eat Smart in Childcare

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The webinar offers many useful ways to save money yet provide healthy meals in the childcare setting.

Showcase of Chefs Recipe Book School Day Just Got Healthier: Showcase of Chefs Recipe Book

Michigan Team Nutrition.

These recipes were compiled to accompany Michigan's Showcase of Chefs culinary trainings.

Build a Healthy Lunch Reimbursable Meal Identification System

Iowa Department of Education.

Kit helps students identify foods that are part of the reimbursable meal for the day at the near or beginning of the serving line.

Wellness in Alaska Child Care: Best Practices (PDF | 10.6 MB)

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development.

Best practices for healthy eating and physical activity in the child care setting.

Residential Child Care Food Safety Curriculum

University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension.

Online toolkit of child care food safety basics includes presentations, training manuals, booklet, video, and a food safety plan template.

Nutrition Education Take-Home Bag

Iowa Team Nutrition.

Healthy eating and physical activity materials that can be placed in a bag for elementary teachers share with the families of their students.

Meeting the Challenge: Recipes and Videos

Michigan Team Nutrition.

These videos illustrate how Michigan Child Nutrition professionals are meeting the school meal regulations. Each video includes a chef sharing tips and demonstrating recipes using whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Recipes used in the videos are available in the Meeting the Challenge Recipe Book.

Let's All Go To The Lunchroom! Video

Child Nutrition, Mason City Schools District in Ohio.

This video was produced to communicate to the students and families in grades 1-6 of the Mason City School District the new regulations and the use of the MyPlate as a tool for healthy eating decisions.

School Meal Pattern Communication Tools

Iowa Department of Education.

These tools were developed to help school nutrition programs communicate effectively with the school staff, parents and the community about the needs and value of the child nutrition program. Each tool can be edited and customized to meet specific school needs.

SMART School Meals Marketing Materials

Idaho State Department of Education.

These posters and brochure outline the changes and benefits of the new meal pattern requirements, and encourage students to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Iowa CACFP Healthier Menu Toolkit

Iowa Team Nutrition; 2012.

These materials are part of the Healthier Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Award in Iowa. Healthier CACFP is a recognition system that supports the wellness efforts of child care centers and homes participating in CACFP.

Create a Classroom That Moves!

Ohio Team Nutrition.

Resources for classroom-based physical activity, including a manual, food and movement cards, and an activity pyramid poster.

Stories in Motion: In-class Activity Breaks

Iowa Team Nutrition.

Short stories that can be used in classrooms to provide short physical activity breaks.

Move for Thought: Integrated Physical Activities for Learning in the Elementary School Classroom (PDF | 1.04 MB)

Iowa Team Nutrition.

Physical activity cards that can be conducted in the academic classroom.

Snacks That Count: Recipes for Nutritious Snacks (PDF | 17 MB)

Texas Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Division.

Fun, instructive recipes that satisfy meal component requirements for CACFP. For children under 5.