School Foodservice Training and Resources
Looking to increase fruits and vegetable consumption at your school? Introduce whole grains? Lower sodium? Start or expand a Farm to School Program? We can help you take your school meals to the next level.
Workshops on serving fruit and vegetables, increasing whole grains, and lowering sodium in your cafeteria.
Tools developed by the Great Trays™ Partnership to plan kid-tested menus that meet the new nutrition standards, promote farm to school programs, save money on food purchasing, and "nudge" students toward healthier choices.
Farm to School resources and training to help get food grown by farmers in your community onto your students' lunch trays.
Other Recommended Resources
Healthy Schools — Resources for creating a healthy food environment for your school.
Go Wild — Comprehensive classroom-based programs for 3rd-5th graders designed to promote healthy food consumption and physical activity. Includes a school foodservice component.
Food and Nutrition Program Administration — Minnesota Department of Education — The final authority on School Foodservice in Minnesota. Find information on decreasing salt and fat; increasing fiber; using low fat dairy products, whole grains, and fresh vegetables and fruits; and even how to sign up for their listserv.
National Food Service Management Institute — The University of Mississippi — The only federally funded national center dedicated to applied research, education and training, and technical assistance for child nutrition programs. Features a resource center and training opportunities.
HealthierUS School Challenge — United States Department of Agriculture — A voluntary initiative established in 2004 to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs — Cornell University — Helps researchers, foodservice directors, and policy makers design sustainable research-based lunchrooms that subtly guide smarter choices. See also Cornell’s Smarter Lunchrooms 2011.