Healthy School Environments
It takes a team approach to ensure health eating, physical activity, and food security for all children who attend Minnesota schools. Find opportunities for in-person and online training, free toolkits and resources, and joining forces with our experienced staff.
Farm to School — Find resources to grow healthy kids, farms, and communities with farm to school practices.
Great Trays® Toolkit for School Foodservice — Get tools to plan kid-tested menus, save money on food purchasing, and "nudge" students toward healthier choices.
Nutrition Building Blocks for Great Trays® — Access a nutrition course for school foodservice professionals available online and as a curriculum to teach in a face-to-face setting.
Project breakFAST Toolkit — Access guidelines, templates, and more to get your school breakfast program started and make it successful.
Workshops for School Foodservice Professionals — Bring one of these workshops on increasing participation in school breakfast, creating Smarter Lunchrooms, serving fruits and vegetables, and lowering sodium to your school district.
Classroom Energizers Training — Get trained on this evidence-based intervention proven to increase K-5 students' physical activity levels.
Backpack Nutrition Newsletters — Use these newsletters to strengthen your backpack program.
Minnesota Smarter Lunchroom Collaborative — This first-of-its-kind statewide collaborative is working together to identify ways to efficiently and effectively to improve school nutrition environments.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) — Request a visit from a SNAP-Ed educator to help your families with limited financial resources make the healthy choice the easy choice.
In the Metro Area
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) — Learn more about this program that provides hands-on nutrition education to assist families with limited resources in the Twin Cities to make healthy food and physical activity choices.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Learners — The Children, Youth, and Family Consortium is engaging in a partnership with Bruce Vento Elementary School to develop engaging learning environments that enhance student academic success.
School Success: Professionals — Lay the foundation for children's school success by strengthening parent-school and community-school partnerships.
Action for Healthy Kids — This organization works with schools, families, and communities to help kids learn to be healthier and be ready to learn.
Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) — SHIP is working to create healthier communities, including schools, across Minnesota by expanding opportunities for active living, healthy eating, and tobacco-free living.