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Resource | Books

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Electronic Media Use in CACFP

This easy-to-read summary highlights findings that answer these questions: (1) What are the biggest nutrition and wellness challenges for child care? (2) What do providers need to overcome these challenges? (3) What are the best ways for providers to receive training and resources?

Resource | Nutrition Education

Summer Nutrition Education Materials

Along with providing healthy meals to children, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a great opportunity for nutrition education. By combining nutrition education into your summer site you can provide children and families with useful information on how to make healthy choices, offer engaging and fun activities, create opportunities to engage the community and help children develop lifelong healthy eating habits.

Resource | Nutrition Education

Whole Grain Resource for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

This resource provides an in-depth look at the whole grain-rich criteria for school meals. It updates and expands the previous whole grain resource from the HealthierUS School Challenge Application Kit, which now applies to all school meal programs. It includes exercises on identifying products that meet the whole grain-rich criteria and calculation examples.

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.