Kansas

Healthy Kansas Plate Poster

Kansas State Department of Education.

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.


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

KSDE. 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.


Menu Planning & Production Forms and Tools

KSDE. Child Nutrition & Wellness.

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


Body Venture (2015-2016)

KSDE. 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.


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.


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

KSDE. Child Nutrition & Wellness.

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


Power Panther Pals (K-5) (2014-2015)

KSDE. 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.


Power Up! Curriculum (Grades 6-8) (2014-2015)

KSDE. 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.


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

KSDE. 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.


High School Nutrition Education Lessons (2013)

KSDE. Child Nutrition & Wellness.

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 Celebrations (January 2013) (PDF | 1.19 MB)

KSDE. Child Nutrition & Wellness.

There are many opportunities for celebration throughout the year, from birthdays to holidays to other special occasions that may occur. Food and beverages are often a part of celebrations, but they don’t have to be the center of attention. With a few easy changes, the focus at parties can shift from unhealthy food to healthy fun!


Interactive Wellness Resources (2012)

KSDE. 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).


Power Panther Preschool Implementation Manual (2011) (PDF | 25.70 MB)

Kansas State Department of Education.

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