- 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
- Dietary Guidelines and Nutrition
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
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
- 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
- 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
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
- Promoting Healthy Weight [PDF]
BMI, obesity data and trends, education and obesity prevention strategies.
- Wellness Policies for Schools
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.