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 | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime: Serving Vegetables in the CACFP

The CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays webinar series is a set of interactive, skills-building webinars that focus on hot topics related to the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns. This webinar will focus on creative and appealing ways to offer vegetables at meals and snacks in the CACFP.

Resource | Recipes
Multicultural Child Care Recipes

USDA Standardized Recipes: Now Available in Spanish!

Resource | Technical Assistance
Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This is a training tool for CACFP operators with infants discusses the infant meal pattern, developmental readiness, hunger and fullness signs, handling  breastmilk and infant formula, solid foods, what is creditable, and more.

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 | Nutrition Education
MyPlate Guide To School Breakfast

This infographic highlights healthy foods that are part of a balanced school breakfast.  Learn about why eating breakfast is important for learning, and how parents can help their child eat a healthy breakfast at school.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Maximizing the Message: Helping Moms and Kids Make Healthier Food Choices

Maximizing the Message presents a set of 16 audience-tested nutrition education messages, supporting content (such as tips and recipes), and implementation guidance describing how to use the messages in federal nutrition assistance programs.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Messages for Mothers of Elementary School- Aged Children

There are four core messages for mothers of elementary school-aged children. These messages address: accessibility/availability of fruits and vegetables and increasing consumption of fat-free and low-fat milk and milk products.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Messages for 8-10 Year-Old Children

There are five core messages for 8-10 year old children. These messages address: food preferences, beliefs and asking behaviors.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Mothers of Preschoolers on Cooking and Eating Together

Content  supports messages on role modeling and offers mothers additional tips, strategies, and encouragement to facilitate behavior change.