SDE: Resources for School Nutrition Programs

Resources for School Nutrition Programs

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This Web page includes general resources for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) school nutrition programs. For specific resources, review the resources section on each program's Web page. Visit the School Nutrition Programs Web page to access the Web pages for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), Special Milk Program (SMP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the NSLP.

The CSDE resource lists below include online resources that assist schools with promoting healthy eating and physical activity.
Nutrition Healthy School Environment
  • Child Nutrition Programs  [PDF]
  • Dietary Guidelines and Nutrition Information  [PDF]
  • Food Safety  [PDF]
  • Menu Planning and Food Production   [PDF]
  • Special Diets  [PDF]

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  • Competitive Foods  [PDF]
    Foods available outside of school meals
  • Health and Achievement  [PDF]
  • Nutrition Education  [PDF]
  • Physical Activity and Physical Education   [PDF]
  • Promoting Healthy Weight  [PDF]
  • Wellness Policies for Schools
    and Child Care  [PDF]

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Nutrition and Health Organizations USDA Child Nutrition Programs
  • Alternatives to Food Rewards  [PDF]
  • Breakfast - Key to Academic Excellence (Parent Handout)
    • B1 Home (for schools without a SBP)  [PDF]
    • B2 School (for schools with a SBP)  [PDF]
  • Healthy Celebrations  [PDF]
  • Healthy Fundraising  [PDF]
CONTACT:  CSDE School Nutrition Programs Staff
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
Child Nutrition Programs
25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457
Telephone: 860-807-2050 Fax: 860-807-2127

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