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The School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children was launched in June 1994 to improve the health and education of children through better nutrition. This leadership guide provides information to school decision-makers on using materials and resources developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and describes Team Nutrition, an implementation plan to support schools in implementing the new policy, provide state-of-the-art nutrition education to children and families, and training and technical assistance for food service personnel. Part 1 of this document, "Changes, Challenges, and Choices," outlines the framework for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs; presents the components of Team Nutrition for classroom-based nutrition education from pre-kindergarten through grade 5; describes the food service components; presents information on promoting nutrition in the school environment through activating a Team Nutrition supporters network and adopting a school nutrition policy; describes materials available for families, the community, and the media. It also discusses how schools can work with Team Nutrition supporters and partners and provides an example of a Team Nutrition activity. Part 2 of the document provides information on nutrition materials and resources, including classroom curriculum kits, publications, and on-line information. The guide also includes information on enrolling as a Team Nutrition School and lists State Child Nutrition Education and Training Coordinators, State Child Nutrition Directors, and State Extension contacts. The document concludes with a list of Team Nutrition supports and partners and the mission statement of Team Nutrition. (KB)

Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Food Service, Leaders Guides, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Professional Development, Technical Assistance

Author: Food and Consumer Service USDA, Washington, DC.


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