Wisconsin

Tracking Tools for Smart Snacks

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Three tools have been developed for SFAs to use for documentation of competitive foods and beverages as well as food fundraisers. Each tool is posted in an electronic and printer-friendly format.

  • Compliant Fundraiser Tracking Tool tracks food fundraisers that are compliant with Smart Snacks standards.
  • Exempt Fundraiser Tracking Tool tracks food fundraisers that do not need to meet Smart Snacks standards.
  • Smart Snacks Tracking Tool tracks competitive foods and beverages sold regularly by the food service department, school store, vending machines, etc.

  • Teaching Nutrition through Family and Consumer Sciences: A Curriculum Guide for Middle Schools (PDF | 4 MB)

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

    Fifteen nutrition lessons that can be used in the classroom.


    Got Veggies? Cover Got Veggies? A Youth Garden-Based Nutrition Education Curriculum (PDF | 11.7 MB)

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

    Garden-based nutrition education curriculum with 7 lesson plans aligned with Wisconsin academic standards. Recipes, tips, and quick lessons are also available.


    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.


    Home Grown: Menus of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

    The Home Grown: Menus of Wisconsin resources provide comprehensive materials for a three-week lunch cycle menu. The menus use a large variety of products grown and produced in WI and available through the USDA Foods program. These recipes follow grain-rich requirements and sodium limits for grade levels K-12.


    Wisconsin Wellness: Putting Policy into Practice

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

    This resource assists school districts in developing policies with information on required policy components, sample goals, and objectives. It can be used as a full document or reviewed by section. A webinar accompanies this toolkit.


    Breakfast and Lunch Editable Signage

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

    This resource is editable signage schools can use to help students understand and recognize the components of a reimbursable meal.


    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).


    Field Trip Meals (PDF | 377 KB)

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

    This resource provides tips and suggestions for providing reimbursable meals on school field trips, as well as several templates (DOC | 77 KB): Bag Meal Order Request Form, Bag Meal Packing Slip, List of Students Receiving Reimbursable Meals, and SOPs.


    Guide for Reducing Salt and Other Sodium Containing Additives in School Meals (PDF | 68 KB)

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

    Provides tips for a variety of approaches to reducing sodium in meals, including menu planning, purchasing, preparation, and recipe modification. Included information about using salt substitutes.


    Got Dirt? Cover Got Dirt? A Garden Toolkit for Implementing Youth Gardens (PDF | 2.7 MB)

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

    The toolkit is designed to provide the basic steps of starting and maintaining a youth fruit and vegetable garden. Includes several examples of successful community, childcare, and school gardening projects in Wisconsin.