SDE: Nutrition Education Resources

Nutrition Education Resources

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  CSDE Handouts
  • 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]
  Resources for the USDA Child Nutrition

For more resources on the USDA Child Nutrition Programs, review the resources section on each program's Web page. Visit the Child Nutrition Programs Web page to access the Web pages for the NSLP, SBP, ASP, FFVP, SSMP, SSO of the NSLP and CACFP.
The CSDE Nutrition and Healthy School Environment resource lists below include online resources that assist schools with promoting healthy eating and physical activity.

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Nutrition Healthy School Environment
  • Child Nutrition Programs  [PDF]
    Implementing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs (School Breakfast Program (SBP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the NSLP, Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), Special Milk Program (SMP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), USDA commodity foods, financial management and food service qualifications and training.
  • Dietary Guidelines and Nutrition Information  [PDF]
    General nutrition guidance, developing healthy eating habits, early childhood and infant nutrition, elderly nutrition, food labels, nutrition myths, resources for families, cultural diversity and nutrition screening tools.
  • Food Safety  [PDF]
    Regulations and guidelines, food recalls, foodborne diseases, hand washing, thermometers, HACCP, education for children and training for food service personnel.
  • Menu Planning and Food Production  [PDF]
    Creating and promoting healthy school meals, low-cost healthy eating, fruits and vegetables, legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, meat/meat alternates, vegetarian meals, limiting fat, sodium and added sugars, nutrient analysis, recipes, sample menus for schools and child care and signage for school meals.
  • Special Diets  [PDF]
    Accommodating special diets in school nutrition programs, food allergies, celiac disease, diabetes, lactose intolerance and eating disorders.
  • Competitive Foods (Foods available outside of school meals)  [PDF]
    Competitive foods and beverages (a la carte sales, vending machines, school stores and fundraisers), financial impact, healthy food certification, celebrations, food rewards and access to water.
  • Health and Achievement  [PDF]
    Research and information on the connection between health and achievement.
  • Nutrition Education  [PDF]
    Curriculum development, nutrition lessons for preschoolers, elementary, middle and high school students, activities and games, health literacy, healthy eating calculators, interactive Web sites, handouts, presentations, staff training and farm to school.
  • Physical Activity and Physical Education  [PDF]
    Guidelines and standards, classroom strategies, promoting physical activity, physical activity before and after school, recess, reducing screen time, behavior management, safe routes to school and evaluation.
  • Promoting Healthy Weight  [PDF]
    BMI, obesity data and trends, education and obesity prevention strategies.
  • Wellness Policies for Schools
    and Child Care
    Developing, implementing, evaluating and promoting wellness policies in schools and child care, data and trends, coordinated school health, modeling healthy behaviors, community partnerships, grants and funding, staff wellness and engaging families and students.
CONTACT:  Susan S. Fiore, M.S., R.D. at or 860-807-2075
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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