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Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays® — Trainer's Manual

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In-Person Course Topics

Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays® — Trainer’s Manual is designed so that you can lead training modules on seven separate course topics. Here’s more information about these seven in-person course topics.

Feeding Our Nation’s Children

By teaching a module on this topic, participants will:

This module also serves as the introduction to the complete Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays® course, and includes a course overview as well as introduction and icebreaker activities.

Foundation of School Meals

By teaching a module on this topic, participants will:

Healthy School Meals

By teaching a module on this topic, participants will:

Food-Based Menu Planning

By teaching a module on this topic, participants will:

Tools to Support Your Healthy Menu

By teaching a module on this topic, participants will:

Marketing and Partnerships

By teaching a module on this topic, participants will:

Staff Professional Development

By teaching a module on this topic, all school foodservice staff members (no matter their specific job) will better understand how they can help make the school meal program.

Related Resources

Great Trays® Toolkit for School Foodservice — Tools to plan kid-tested menus, save money on food purchasing, and “nudge” students toward healthier choices.

Classroom Energizers Training — Training on the evidence-based intervention proven to increase K-5 students' physical activity levels.

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