2007 Team Nutrition Training Grants
Alaska's Team Nutrition Training Grant will focus on providing training for Child and Adult Care Food Program foodservice staff and educators on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid in order to serve nutritious meals and be role models for children.
California's Team Nutrition Training Grant will implement a statewide training program for entry-level foodservice personnel in schools and child care facilities. Training will be provided by local staff and community college staff.
Connecticut's Team Nutrition Training Grant will assess early childhood programs (pre-school) regarding their current policies and practices on nutrition and physical activity, develop a policy action guide, and provide training to early childhood programs for implementation.
District of Columbia
The District of Columbia will provide a 10-week foodservice staff training program for child care centers and family day care homes, and offer mini-grants to child care centers to create innovative and personalized nutrition education programs that encourage a healthy child care environment.
Idaho's Team Nutrition Training Grant will provide training for school foodservice staff, implement an adaptation of the HealthierUS School Challenge in Child and Adult Care Food Programs, and promote a statewide Power Panther initiative.
Illinois will provide training for school foodservice staff to prepare meals that meet the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans using Illinois's School Meals Step Up to the Plate, the Healthy Cuisine for Kids and the Culinary Techniques for Healthy School Meals.
Indiana will provide training for child care foodservice staff on planning and preparing meals and snacks that complies with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid. The grant supports the creation of video-based training resources available on DVD and streaming video on the web.
Iowa will provide training and technical assistance for school and child care foodservice staff, offer mini-grants to schools to promote Iowa's Youth Leadership and Iowa's Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ Challenge and offer mini-grants to schools to promote Go the Distance initiative.
Kansas will provide technical assistance to elementary schools in meeting the HealthierUS School Challenge, expand the Power Panther Pals nutrition education and physical activity program (classroom initiatives), continue implementation of Power Panther Professionals (staff wellness and role model), and develop a Family Fun, Food, and Fitness Nights initiative to engage parents and communities.
Louisiana will provide mini-grants to school districts to build school and community support for creating healthy school environments and provide training in implementing Coordinated School Health Programs, through district wellness policies. Louisiana will expand a social marketing campaign in schools to promote TN and State Nutrition Action Plan (SNAP) messages in schools.
Maine will provide training for school and child care foodservice staff and expand Maine's Nutrition Network's “Maine-ly Nutrition” project to an additional 125 elementary and middle school teachers.
Maryland will provide training and technical assistance for child care providers, offer mini-grants to child care centers to support the implementation of parent and caregivers' healthy behavior role modeling, and foster healthy eating and physical activity habits for child care participants.
Michigan will provide training for school foodservice staff on offering meals that comply with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and offer mini-grants to schools for nutrition education using MyPyramid for Kids.
Missouri will implement Missouri's Extreme Health Challenge. This initiative will equip 4th and 5th graders, their parents and teachers with the knowledge, skills and motivation to make healthy eating and physical activity choices while learning and teaching Missouri history. Training will be provided for teachers and foodservice personnel on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPyramid for Kids, and Fruit and Vegetables Galore.
Montana will provide training and technical assistance for school foodservice staff on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPyramid, HealthierUS School Challenge, Healthier Montana Menu Challenges, and promote increased School Breakfast Program participation.
New York will focus on providing training for child care center staff in preparing and serving healthy meals and snacks for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
North Dakota will provide training for school and child care foodservice staff to prepare meals that meets the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and offer mini-grants to schools and child care centers to provide nutrition education utilizing the MyPyramid for Kids and TN messages.
Rhode Island will provide training and technical assistance to incorporate the newly established Rhode Island Nutrition Requirements into school meals and snacks served in public school districts.
South Carolina will provide training and technical assistance for foodservice staff to prepare and serve healthy school meals, provide training for parents to serve as healthy behavior role models, and launch a statewide media campaign on healthy lifestyles.
South Dakota will offer mini-grants to establish school gardens for schools on Indian reservations. Power Panther will visit schools, child care and after school programs to deliver Team Nutrition messages. Mini-grants will be offered to schools and afterschool programs to promote fruit and vegetable consumption.
Vermont will provide training and technical assistance for school and child care foodservice staff using the Vermont's Child Nutrition Culinary Certificate Program. These trainings include: Healthy Cuisine for Kids, Feeding Young Children in Group Settings, Farm to School, and Food Safety and Sanitation.
Wisconsin will provide training for teachers on implementation of the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Standards, provide training for parents to promote healthy food choices through parental role modeling, compile a “kid tested family approved and classroom friendly” recipe book, and assist schools in meeting USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge.
Wyoming will provide training to parents to promote wellness in their children, and provide training for school and child care staff implementing the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.