Resource | Newsletters
Nibbles for Health: Nutrition Newsletters for Parents of Young Children

These colorful and engaging newsletters for parents of young children can be shared by Child and Adult Care Food Program providers to communicate information about popular nutrition topics. There are 12 newsletters available in both English and Spanish.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Local School Wellness Policy

Local wellness policies are an important tool for parents, local educational agencies and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.

Resource | Books
Team Nutrition MyPlate eBooks

The Two Bite Club and Discover MyPlate: Emergent Reader Mini Books are now available as eBooks! These free eBooks teach young children about the MyPlate food groups and include interactive features to test comprehension and make learning fun. Each eBook includes audio narration that highlights the text as it’s read aloud, drawing and coloring palettes, colorful characters, and interactive games and mazes. 

Resource | Books
TN Popular Events Idea Booklet

Are you looking for fun ways to promote nutrition and physical activity at your elementary or middle school? Use this events idea booklet to get started!

Resource | Nutrition Education
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 was released on December 29, 2020. These are the 9th edition of the Dietary Guidelines.
 

Resource | Nutrition Education
MyPlate

Team Nutrition provides MyPlate materials that are developed specifically for kids and their parents/caregivers.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Team Nutrition Resource Catalog

This catalog provides general information about Team Nutrition, including strategies and messages, details on Team Nutrition Schools and how to sign up a school to be a Team Nutrition School. The catalog includes details on all Team Nutrition education materials for schools including, kits, posters, games and stickers.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Food Buying Guide Mobile App

The Food Buying Guide (FBG) is the essential resource for food yield information for all child nutrition programs (CNP). The FBG assists CNP operators, food manufacturers, and other stakeholders with purchasing the correct amounts of foods for child nutrition meal programs, and determining the contribution that each food makes toward meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Breastfed Babies Welcome Here

The Breastfed Babies Welcome Here! resource contains communication tools Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) operators can use to let mothers and families know that breastfed babies are welcome at their child care site. It includes a mother's guide, poster, and a message graphic.

Resource | Worksheets
Serving School Meals to Preschoolers

This four-page worksheet assists National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program operators in planning menus that meet the preschool meal pattern.