Resource | Fact Sheets
Calories in School Meals

This paper provides some explanation and direction for state agencies and School Food Authorities to use in the discussions on the new calorie maximum as well as some tips to improve acceptance of school meals.

Resource | Fact Sheets
Fact Sheet: Calories in School Meals

Fact Sheet: Calories in School Meals

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
National School Lunch Program Meal Pattern

Comparison of Previous and Current Regulatory Requirements under Final Rule “Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs” (published January 26, 2012)

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
The School Day Just Got Healthier Toolkit for School Administrators and School Foodservice Staff

The School Day Just Got Healthier Toolkit is a collection of resources including brochures, fact sheets, FAQs, fliers, school lessons, templates and much more, to help prepare school administrators and school foodservice staff for the changes to school meals this school year. This toolkit provides you with the resources you need to help your students eat healthy and learn healthy habits that last forever.

Resource | Fact Sheets
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 School Meals

Championed by the First Lady as part of her Let’s Move! initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 contains many provisions that help improve child nutrition programs and make meals and offerings more nutritious.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
The School Day Just Got Healthier

Since one in three children are overweight or obese, and kids consume half their meals in schools, we must work together to make the school day healthier with healthier food, more exercise, and nutrition education. Help us spread the message that The School Day Just Got Healthier.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
The School Day Just Got Healthier Toolkit for Educators and Students

The School Day Just Got Healthier Toolkit is a collection of resources including brochures, fact sheets, FAQs, fliers, school lessons, templates and much more, to help prepare educators and students for the changes to school meals this school year. This toolkit provides parents with the resources you need to help you eat healthy and learn healthy habits that last forever.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Sample Menu

Certification Tool Sample Menu

Resource | Handbooks
Handling Fresh Produce in Classrooms

Handling Fresh Produce in Classrooms: Guidance for School Nutrition Staff - Follow your school district’s food safety plan for appropriate actions when temperature standards are not met.

Resource | Presentations
Final Rule to Update School Lunches and Breakfasts

Power Point presentation