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School Foodservice Training and Resources

Looking to increase fruits and vegetable consumption at your school? Lower sodium? Start or expand a Farm to School Program? We can help you take your school meals to the next level.

Other Recommended Resources

Healthy Schools — Resources for creating a healthy food environment for your school.

Go Wild — Comprehensive classroom-based programs for 3rd-5th graders designed to promote healthy food consumption and physical activity. Includes a school foodservice component.

Healthy Food Choices in Schools — This resource area empowers school food service directors and staff, school administrators, teachers, health professionals, and wellness committees to make changes that encourage children to make healthier food selections in school food environments.

Food and Nutrition Program AdministrationMinnesota Department of Education — The final authority on School Foodservice in Minnesota. Find information on decreasing salt and fat; increasing fiber; using low fat dairy products, whole grains, and fresh vegetables and fruits; and even how to sign up for their listserv.

National Food Service Management InstituteThe University of Mississippi — The only federally funded national center dedicated to applied research, education and training, and technical assistance for child nutrition programs. Features a resource center and training opportunities.

HealthierUS School ChallengeUnited States Department of Agriculture — A voluntary initiative established in 2004 to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.

Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition ProgramsCornell University — Helps researchers, foodservice directors, and policy makers design sustainable research-based lunchrooms that subtly guide smarter choices. See also Cornell’s Smarter Lunchrooms 2011.

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