Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Feeding Kids When Schools Are Closed

This downloadable handout conveys information about the child nutrition program meal service options available during the public health emergency.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Digital Nutrition Resources for Kids

Every kid can have fun with nutrition. Make your way through all the food groups with these fun games and activities.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten

Discover MyPlate is fun and inquiry-based nutrition education that fosters the development of healthy food choices and physically active lifestyles during a critical developmental and learning period for children: kindergarten.

Resource | Posters
Offer Versus Serve Materials

Resources for signage to educate students in selecting a reimbursable lunch under Offer versus Serve. Teachers and school foodservice professionals will find these posters help students more quickly select the foods in the lunch line that make up a reimbursable meal.

Resource | Nutrition Education
The Great Garden Detective Adventure: A Standards-Based Gardening Nutrition Curriculum for Grades 3 and 4

Discover what fruits and vegetables are sweetest, crunchiest, and juiciest through a series of investigations and fun experiences connecting the school garden to the classroom, school cafeteria, and home. This eleven-lesson curriculum for 3rd and 4th grades includes bulletin board materials, veggie dice, fruit and vegetable flash cards, and ten issues of Garden Detective News for parents/caregivers.

Resource | Recipes
Team Nutrition Cooks

Team Nutrition Cooks! is a series of cooking-based nutrition activities for out-of-school and afterschool programs, for children around ages 8 to 12 years old. These activities can spark children’s interest in trying new foods and help empower them with skills for independence. Cooking can also help kids become more interested in making healthy food choices that can help build and support good eating habits throughout their lifetime.

Resource | Recipes
Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Schools

The recipes in the cookbook feature foods both children and adults should consume more of: dark green and orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, and whole grains. All of these healthy recipes are low in total fat, saturated fat, sugar and sodium.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
This Summer, Eat Smart to Play Hard: A Parent’s Guide

This Summer, Eat Smart to Play Hard: A Parent’s Guide is a 6-page color brochure that schools and community groups can distribute to parents to increase awareness of the importance of healthy food choices and physical activity during the summer months. The guide encourages families to choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages, choose more fruits and vegetables, increase physical activity, and decrease screen time.

Resource | Best Practices
Best Practices for Healthy School Fundraisers

Use this brochure to help your school earn extra money for different activities, events, and equipment that keep students excited and engaged. This brochure provides ideas to use healthy choices for fundraising that sell only nonfood items or foods that meet the Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

Resource | Nutrition Education
MyPlate Nate and Kate Stickers

Use these fun stickers to give a “high five” to kids for making a MyPlate meal that includes healthful food choices from each of the five food groups. This sticker features the MyPlate Nate and Kate characters from the Discover MyPlate lessons for kindergarten.