Resource LibraryEducation and Training Materials Database
Search for educational materials developed by universities, private industry, and local, state and Federal government agencies for school personnel and others working in Child Nutrition Programs.
Bulletin Board Resources
Help your students and staff learn to make healthful food choices by creating a colorful bulletin board in your child care center, classroom, or cafeteria.
Chefs Move to Schools
The Chefs Move to Schools program, founded in May 2010, is an integral part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative and its goal of solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.
Child Nutrition Program Resources
Find promotional resources and activities, sample menu plans, historical summaries, copyright-free program photos, and much more!
Cooking with Kids
Help children learn about food and healthy eating by inviting them into the kitchen. Locate recipes, activities and guidelines to use when cooking with kids.
Farm to School
When children understand where food comes from, they are more interested in eating fruits and vegetables! Learn more about this program and how you can partner with a local farm.
Features of the Month
Celebrate various monthly health observances using these recipes and educational resources.
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Fruit and Vegetable Resources
Find information, activities and recipes to help you promote fruits and vegetables in the diets of children.
Promote healthy eating behaviors with simple changes to the lunchroom environment at your school.
Find information on specific grants related to child nutrition and physical activity as well as resources to locate grants and information on the grant writing process
Find downloadable newsletters published to share ideas for promoting healthy eating and physical activity. Use them to update your food service knowledge, as a resource for parents, or for ideas to start your own newsletter.
Find lesson plans, activities, tips, strategies, and more to help you make healthy eating a fun part of your program!
Learn the nutrition basics to keep children in your children in your school or child care healthy and strong.
Help motivate your students to move more and sit less with these physical activity resources!
School and Preschool Gardens
Children have added motivation to eat fruits and vegetables that they helped grow! Find resources to start and maintain a school or preschool garden, and to connect the garden with the classroom.
Sections include: Diabetes Management in School and Child Care, Food Allergies, Variations in Meal Requirements / Vegetarian Diets, and Other Special Needs.
Wellness Policy Resources
Schools and child cares are key settings for healthy nutrition and physical activity strategies. Use the resources here to make changes that support a healthy nutrition environment.
MyPlate encourages you to "Make at least half your grains whole grains." Help students meet this goal! Resources for preparing and serving whole grains are also available.
What's in Season?
Contains fact sheets, mini posters, graphics, activities, recipes, and more!
International Nutrition Toolbox
This tool box provides access to food and nutrition resources published by the USDA Food, Nutrition and Consumer Service, as well as other USDA and USG agencies and their partners.