Kansas

Interactive Wellness Resources

Team Nutrition Kansas. Kansas State Department of Education, Child & Nutrition Wellness.

These interactive documents have many links to online resources that can be used in implementing school wellness policies. There is a document for Nutrition (PDF 4.52 MB), Nutrition Education (PDF 558.25 KB), and Physical Activity (PDF 547.87 KB).


Body Venture

Kansas State Department of Education. Child & Nutrition Wellness.

Body Venture is an exhibit designed to teach Kansas students the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. Body Venture includes classroom activities, take-home activities, health resources, and promotion resources.


High School Nutrition Education Lessons

Kansas State Department of Education.

Lesson plans and accompanying videos designed for nutrition education for students in grades 9-12. Each lesson plan is accompanied by three videos which supplement the lesson taught.


Healthy Kansas Plate Poster

Poster to assist Kansas schools in identifying a reimbursable meal, highlighting products grown in Kansas. Please review the instructions for use prior to using this resource.


Power Up! Curriculum (Grades 6-8)

Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Power Up is an 8-week health education program for middle school students in grades 6-8. This program encourages students to make healthier food choices, be physically active and to take an active role in their schools’ wellness policies. It also provides students with an opportunity to taste new, healthy foods and encourage positive self-esteem.


Power Panther Pals (K-5)

Kansas State Department of Education. Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Power Panther Pals is an 8-week health education program for elementary students. Materials include an implementation manual, student activity book with recipes, PowerPoint slides, and parent newsletters.


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.


Healthy Celebrations (PDF | 1.19 MB)

Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition & Wellness.


Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Nutrition Education Tip Sheets (PDF | 1.6 MB)

Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Tip sheets provide growing information, nutrition facts, and serving suggestions. Produce included: asparagus, avocado, blueberries, cantaloupe, cauliflower, kiwifruit, mango, peaches, pineapple, red pepper, spinach, and sugar snap peas.


Power Panther Preschool Implementation Manual (PDF | 25.70 MB)

Kansas Department of Education.

Eight child care lessons that encourage fruit and vegetable consumption and increased physical activity.


Healthy Fundraising (November 2015) (PDF | 2 MB)

Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Benefits of healthy fundraising, positive options, and healthy food and beverage items to sell. Also available in Spanish.


Healthier Kansas Menus (2014-2016)

KSDE. Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Breakfast and lunch cycle menus with nutrient analysis, recipes, preparation instructions, serving tips, production records and a purchasing guide.


Menu Planning & Production Forms and Tools

KSDE. Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Provides calculators, forms, and other tools to help with menu planning and production.