Resource | Books
TN Popular Events Idea Booklet

Are you looking for fun ways to promote nutrition and physical activity at your elementary or middle school? Use this events idea booklet to get started!

Resource | Recipes
Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Schools

The recipes in the cookbook feature foods both children and adults should consume more of: dark green and orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, and whole grains. All of these healthy recipes are low in total fat, saturated fat, sugar and sodium.

Resource | Report
USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (2014 reports)

The Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. The nutritional bases of the Food Plans are the 1997-2005 Dietary Reference Intakes, 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and 2005 MyPyramid food intake recommendations. In addition to cost, differences among plans are in specific foods and quantities of foods. Another basis of the Food Plans is that all meals and snacks are prepared at home. For specific foods and quantities of foods in the Food Plans, see Thrifty Food Plan, 2006 (2007) and The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, 2007 (2007). All four Food Plans are based on 2001-02 data and updated to current dollars by using the Consumer Price Index for specific food items.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Healthier Middle Schools: Everyone Can Help

Healthier Middle Schools: Everyone Can Help is a series of communication tools designed to help you engage teachers, parents, food service managers and students in school wellness efforts.

Resource | Best Practices
Best Practices for Healthy School Fundraisers

Use this brochure to help your school earn extra money for different activities, events, and equipment that keep students excited and engaged. This brochure provides ideas to use healthy choices for fundraising that sell only nonfood items or foods that meet the Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Make Today a Try-Day! Stickers

Use these fun 2” stickers as part of your taste-testing events. See the Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Booklet and our Elementary School Posters for related resources.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Launch Your Day with Breakfast! Stickers

Use these colorful 2” stickers as part of your school breakfast promotion events. See the Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Booklet and our Elementary School Posters for related resources.

Resource | Report
2013 Expenditures on Children By Families

The annual report, Expenditures on Children and Families, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, shows that a middle-income family with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend about $245,340 ($304,480 adjusted for projected inflation* for food, housing, childcare and education, and other child-rearing expenses up to age 18. Costs associated with pregnancy or expenses occurred after age 18, such as higher education, are not included.

Resource | Books
Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Booklet

Are you looking for fun ways to promote nutrition and physical activity at your elementary or middle school? Use this events idea booklet to get started!

Resource | Nutrition Education
Fiber contributed from major food groups