Nutrition

Nutrition services support the Coordinated School Health Program by introducing healthy eating patterns and concepts to students, reinforcing nutrition concepts introduced in the health education curriculum, and contributing to students' overall health and readiness to learn in the school community.

Nutrition services assure access to a variety of nutritious, affordable and appealing meals in school that accommodate the health and nutrition needs of all students. School nutrition programs reflect the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and other criteria to meet the complete nutrition needs of students.

Each school's nutrition program also offers a learning laboratory for classroom nutrition and health education that helps students develop skills and habits in selecting nutritionally appropriate foods, and serves as a resource and link with nutrition-related community services and educational programs. Qualified professionals such as experienced, knowledgeable school food supervisors and registered dietitians provide these services.

 

 

Campaign for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids is committed to working with schools to help kids learn to eat right and be active every day so they’re ready to learn. We provide access to nutrition and physical activity programs for before, during and after school, and our volunteers are available to help schools implement and measure the success of programs.

 

 

My Plate

Your food and physical activity choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future.