Connecticut

Connecticut State Developed Materials

Smarter Lunchrooms Action Guide (January 2016) Smarter Lunchrooms Action Guide (January 2016) (3.29 MB)

Connecticut State Department of Education.

This document provides guidance for school nutrition programs on strategies to change the cafeteria environment and help students make healthy food choices. This guide is based on the B.E.N. Center's Smarter Lunchrooms principles, and reflects the experiences of six schools that participated in the Smarter Lunchrooms Makeover Pilot (SLMP) through Connecticut’s 2013 Team Nutrition grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Alternatives to Food Rewards (November 2011) (409 KB)

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.


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.


Action Guide for Child Care Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies Action Guide for Child Care Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies (June 2010) (PDF | 5.65 MB)

Connecticut State Department of Education.

The action guide is intended to help local and community child care, early education and afterschool programs establish and implement policies and practices that encourage healthy lifestyles in children.