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Resource | Nutrition Education

School Lunch Resources

Learn more about school lunch! Find event ideas, recipes, activities, and more for school nutrition professionals, families, and teachers.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

School Meals Programs: Providing Multiple Meals at a Time During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

This publication provides consideration, tips, best practices, and sample menus for school meals program operators who wish to distribute multiple meals at one time.

Resource | Nutrition Education

Back to School

These are resources to assist school nutrition professionals as they plan School Year 2021-2022.

Resource | Nutrition Education

Stronger with School Meals Educational Materials

School meals, and the school nutrition professionals that provide them, help children be strong physically and mentally. Celebrate the school community and promote healthy foods with these fun new school meals materials.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Back-to-School Meal Planning Tips

Get tips on ways to add more variety on your back-to-school menus.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Offering Smoothies as Part of Reimbursable School Meals

This training guide provides menu planning ideas, crediting tips, sample menus, and more to show school nutrition professionals how both scratch-made and commercially-prepared smoothies can be offered as part of a reimbursable school breakfast or lunch. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Offering Smoothies as Part of Reimbursable School Meals

This training guide provides menu planning ideas, crediting tips, sample menus, and more to show school nutrition professionals how both scratch-made and commercially-prepared smoothies can be offered as part of a reimbursable school breakfast or lunch. 

Resource | Success Stories

COVID-19 School Meal Spotlights

Under challenging circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, school communities have worked tirelessly to ensure children have access to meals.

Resource | Report

USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (monthly reports)

The USDA food plans represent a healthy diet at four different cost levels. Each food plan specifies quantities of food and beverage categories that can be purchased and prepared to make healthy meals and snacks at home. 

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.