Backpack Nutrition Newsletters
These one-page newsletters are free to use with your school or food shelf’s backpack program. None of the newsletters contain dates so you can mix and match newsletter issues to meet your audience’s needs and interests.
Healthier Choices Made Easier (PDF) — Best for distribution at start of school year.
Container Gardening: Fresh Veggies and Herbs in Small Spaces (PDF) [en español (PDF)] — Best for summer distribution.
More About These Newsletters
We encourage you to include a second page of local emergency food resources. For an example, see Food and Nutrition Resources — Mankato (PDF).
These newsletters were developed by Kelly Kunkel, Extension health and nutrition educator; Beth Labenz and Sharmyn Phipps, SNAP-Ed educators; and Health and Nutrition's support team.
Healthy School Environments — Join us in making every school a healthy environment for Minnesota's children
Backpack Program Food Ideas (PDF) — Get ideas from our list of foods to send home with kids.