Connecticut

Connecticut State Developed Materials

School Breakfast Program

Connecticut State Department of Education.

This page features program guidance and resources regarding school breakfast.


Resources for School Nutrition Programs

Connecticut State Department of Education.

This page provides links to documents that may be useful when implementing various programs applicable to School Nutrition.


Nutrition Education

Connecticut State Department of Education.

This page links to many resources important for nutrition education, ranging from School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies to Health and Achievement and School Wellness Policies.


NSLP/SBP Meal Pattern Training Materials

Connecticut State Department of Education.

CSDE developed two interactive workshops for school nutrition professionals on the meal pattern requirements for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (NSLP/SBP). All of the instructor and participant materials for these two workshops (i.e., What's for Lunch? and What's for Breakfast? ) can be downloaded from this site.


Nutrition Policies and Guidance for the CACFP

Connecticut State Department of Education.

Set of 6 guides for CACFP covering meal pattern requirements, crediting foods, infant feeding, special dietary needs, food safety, and planning healthy meals.


Smarter Lunchrooms Action Guide (January 2016) Smarter Lunchrooms Action Guide (January 2016)

Connecticut State Department of Education.

This document provides guidance for school nutrition programs on strategies to change the cafeteria environment and help students make healthy food choices. This guide is based on the B.E.N. Center's Smarter Lunchrooms principles, and reflects the experiences of six schools that participated in the Smarter Lunchrooms Makeover Pilot (SLMP) through Connecticut’s 2013 Team Nutrition grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Alternatives to Food Rewards (November 2011)

Connecticut State Department of Education.

This two-page handout includes the consequences of using food rewards and alternatives to food rewards for elementary, middle, and high school students.


Healthy Fundraising (November 2011) (PDF | 346.44 KB)

Connecticut State Department of Education.

Use this resource for benefits of healthy fundraising, consequences of unhealthy fundraising, and healthy fundraising alternatives.


Action Guide for Child Care Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies Action Guide for Child Care Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies (June 2010) (PDF | 5.65 MB)

Connecticut State Department of Education.

The action guide is intended to help local and community child care, early education and afterschool programs establish and implement policies and practices that encourage healthy lifestyles in children.