Wisconsin

On, Wisconsin! Menus

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

This complete menu resource includes breakfast and lunch cycle menus, creative recipes with new meal pattern crediting information, menu planning worksheets and production records, nutritional analysis, and 6 cents certification workbooks. Read tips before getting started then use resources based on grade group.


Home Grown: Tastes of Wisconsin (August 2015)

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Home Grown: Tastes of Wisconsin is a local foods taste test and education program. Materials developed to support the program include a taste test guide, food service recipes, and parent and educator handouts.


Chop! Chop! Cover Chop! Chop! Culinary Skills Videos

University of Wisconsin-Madison: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

These free training videos will help you and your school food service staff use more whole grains and fresh, local fruits and vegetables in your school meal program. Each video is approximately 10-15 minutes in length and will:

  • Introduce a culinary skill needed for cooking with whole grains or fresh produce
  • Introduce new recipes that can be incorporated into your menus to meet USDA meal pattern requirements
  • Provide valuable training that may be counted toward the USDA Professional Standards annual training requirements

  • Whipping up Wellness Cookbooks

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

    Each year Wisconsin Team Nutrition hosts the Whipping Up Wellness, Wisconsin Student Chef Competition. The cookbooks feature entries from the competition. The 2013-2015 cookbooks can be downloaded here, as pdf files.


    Wisconsin Wellness: Putting Policy into Practice (January 2014)

    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.


    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.

  • Active Early: A Wisconsin Guide for Improving Childhood Physical Activity (September 2011) (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).


    Got Veggies? A Youth Garden-Based Nutrition Education Curriculum (2010) (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.


    Got Dirt? A Garden Toolkit for Implementing Youth Gardens (May 2009) (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.


    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 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).


    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 Wisconsin and available through the USDA Foods program. These recipes follow whole grain-rich requirements and sodium limits for grade levels K-12.


    Smarter Lunchrooms Training Videos and Smarter Lunchrooms in a Flash

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

    WI TN developed a series of Smarter Lunchroom training webinars. The training webinars included an overview of behavioral economics, Smarter Lunchroom strategies, and action planning. In addition, a "Smarter Lunchrooms in a Flash" series of webinars were developed to assist schools with implementing one specific Smarter Lunchroom technique.


    Field Trip Meals (December 2015)

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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