Michigan

Playbook for a Healthier School Environment

Michigan Team Nutrition.

Michigan Team Nutrition developed seven steps to create and maintain healthy school environments. Each step comes with plenty of resources, instructions, and ideas so schools can form healthy school environments.


Five Steps to Launch a Breakfast Showcase (PDF | 1.12 MB)

Michigan Department of Education.

A Breakfast Showcase is a great way to introduce new menu items, serving methods and delivery systems while also increasing School Breakfast Program participation. The Five Steps in the link below will lead you to a successful Breakfast Showcase!


Team Nutrition Michigan - School Breakfast Success Stories (Videos) (2014-2015)

Team Nutrition Michigan, Michigan Department of Education.

These 20 video clips highlight the importance of School Breakfast Programs (SBP) and show how Team Nutrition Michigan worked with schools to make their SBP a success!


Michigan Team Nutrition Preschool Booklist Michigan Team Nutrition Preschool Booklist (PDF | 1.2 MB)

MSUE. MDE.

An annotated list of over 250 books about food, healthy eating, and physical activity for children that are preschool age or younger.


Alternatives To Foods As Rewards (PDF | 135 KB)

Michigan State University Extension. Michigan Team Nutrition.

Includes a list of zero-cost and low-cost alternatives for students to enjoy instead of being offered food as a reward at school.


Showcase of Chefs Recipe Book (November 2012) School Day Just Got Healthier: Showcase of Chefs Recipe Book (November 2012)

Michigan Team Nutrition.

These recipes were compiled to accompany Michigan's Showcase of Chefs culinary trainings.


MyGarden School Meals Resource

MDE. Michigan Team Nutrition.

This resource links the school garden to the school meals program through selection, storage, and culinary tips.


2011 Michigan Junior Chef Competition Cookbook cover 2011 Michigan Junior Chef Competition Cookbook (2011) (PDF | 2.6 MB)

Michigan Team Nutrition.

These recipes include local or USDA foods for school food service operations to offer as part of their meal programs.


Michigan Healthy Schools Success Stories

American Cancer Society; Michigan Action for Healthy Kids; Michigan Department of Community Health; Michigan Department of Education; Michigan State University Extension.

Review success stories submitted by Michigan schools and school districts on a variety of wellness issues.


School Breakfast Assessment Tool (PDF | 140 KB)

Michigan Department of Education. Team Nutrition Michigan.

Schools can use this tool to assess their School Breakfast Program and develop an action plan to improve SBP participation.


News and Notes Newsletter

Michigan Department of Education.

Online newsletters for school food service professionals.