Idaho

Chef Designed School Meals (2013)

Idaho State Department of Education. Child Nutrition Programs.

A two week cycle of school meals designed by a chef and dietitian and tested and approved by Idaho students. The menus have been planned to meet the new USDA Meal Pattern and use three to ten USDA Foods in each meal.

Chef Designed School Breakfast Book (2013)
Ten school meals (two week cycle) that were designed by a chef and registered dietitian that appeal to students and utilize a variety of USDA foods.
Chef Designed School Lunch Book (2013)
Eleven breakfast recipes designed by a culinary chef and registered dietitian that have been tested and approved by Idaho students using a wide variety of USDA foods.


Farm to School Manual

Idaho State Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs.

A helpful manual addressing how to get started with your own Farm to School Program, education material, and how the program can benefit the students.


How Healthy Is Your School?

Idaho State Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs.

This self-assessment manual guides school nutrition professionals in assessing their school environment in five key areas: (1) Smarter Lunchrooms, (2) School Breakfast Program, (3) Smart Snacks, (4) School Wellness, and (5) HealthierUS School Challenge.


CACFP Adult Day Care Center Brochure (PDF | 802 KB)

Idaho State Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs.

How can your center participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for eligible adult participants?


CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals Brochure (PDF | 1.42 MB)

Idaho State Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs.

Serve healthy meals to children in your afterschool program


CACFP Child Care Center Brochure (PDF | 671 KB)

Idaho State Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs.

How can your center participate in CACFP?


CACFP Family Day Care Home Providers Brochure (PDF | 258 KB)

Idaho State Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs.

How can you, as a family day care home provider, participate in CACFP?


Farm to Preschool Brochure (PDF | 4.9 MB)

Idaho State Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs.

This brochure provides an overview of the Farm to Preschool program in Idaho.


Food of the Month Posters and Lesson Plans

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.


Growing Farm to School: Results from the Idaho Farm to School Pilot (PDF | 995 KB)

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

Three successful pilot schools were followed throughout the school year as they developed and grew their Farm to School Programs. These three districts represented a small, a medium, and a large-sized district in both urban and rural settings.


School Garden Information

Idaho State Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs.

Helpful information on growing your own school garden.


Sensational Seasonings Presentation (PPT | 21.1 MB)

Idaho State Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs. Idaho Team Nutrition.

This presentation is used to teach school nutrition professionals how to lower the sodium content of school meals while maintaining appealing and appetizing menu items.


Fresh Ideas for Fresh Vegetables (May 2014) (PDF | 4.87 MB)

Idaho State Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs.

Toolkit for promoting and using fruits and vegetables in school nutrition programs.


SMART School Meals Marketing Materials (2012)

Idaho State Department of Education.

To help America fight against childhood obesity, the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service creates requirements for school meals. These requirements are reflected in the SMART school meal tray. On this site you can find resources for menu planning and how to market these new menus at your school.