The Menu Planner for School Meals: School Year 2018-2019 is a comprehensive guide for local school nutrition professionals to assist them with developing healthy, safe, affordable, and appealing school meals and snacks that meet the meal pattern requirements.
Serving Up MyPlate is a collection of classroom materials that helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. This yummy curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands–on activities. Students also learn the importance of physical activity to staying healthy.
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.
Celebrate MyPlate’s birthday by sharing MyPlate resources with students, families, and peers.
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.
This is a training tool for CACFP operators with infants discussing the infant meal pattern, developmental readiness, hunger and fullness signs, handling breastmilk and infant formula, solid foods, what is creditable, and more.
Esta herramienta de capacitación para los operadores del CACFP con bebés matriculados en su sitio de cuidado infantil cubre temas como el patrón de comidas para bebés, el desarrollo del bebé, las señales de hambre y de saciedad, el manejo y almacenamiento de la leche materna y la fórmula infantil, los alimentos sólidos, lo que es acreditable en el patrón de comidas para bebés y mucho más.
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.
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.
USDA Standardized Recipes: Now Available in Spanish!