Nutrition Promotion

Mother and daughter food shopping

Create school environments that encourage healthy nutrition choices through messages and activities that inspire school community members to take action.

Mother and son Core Nutrition Messages (May 2014)


The Core Nutrition Messages and related tips, guidance and communication tools complement the key recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs). They address whole grains, low fat milk, fruits and vegetables, as well as child feeding.

Team Nutrition - Nutrition Promotion Materials

USDA. FNS.Team Nutrition.

Use the Team Nutrition resource library to order posters, stickers, and other materials to promote healthy eating behaviors.

Family Fun, Food and Fitness Event Planning Guide (August 2014) (PDF | 47.3 MB)

Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Guidebook provides instructions for planning and promoting a health-centered, family-friendly, school or child care center sponsored event and includes specific instructions detailing both nutrition and fitness activities.

School snacks Marketing and Advertising

Check out these resources for information about food marketing practices on the school campus. Choose to promote healthy foods and beverages!

Choose MyPlate

Access printable materials to promote nutrition messages.

Children involved in taste test Taste Testing and Evaluating Recipes

Taste testing empowers students to make decisions about what is served, and often helps them change their food choices. Find evaluation forms and other tools to help conduct taste tests in your program.

Vegetables on the lunch line Smarter Lunchrooms

Promote healthy eating behaviors with simple changes to the lunchroom environment at your school.