School and Community Nutrition

Published: 2/28/2017 4:20 PM

Good nutrition makes a vital contribution to physical development and cognitive performance. KDE administers several programs that deliver quality nutrition and nutrition education to Kentucky students and other citizens. In addition to the important mission of providing fuel for growth and learning, these programs bring into Kentucky more than $150 million annually in federal reimbursement funds, employ several thousands of our fellow citizens and utilize thousands of dollars worth of commodities produced by American farmers. For far too many of our children, the meals that they receive through these programs are the only meals they receive that are planned with their nutritional needs in mind.

Different factors affect the health and well-being of our students, including school and community; economic and social conditions; and the quality and impact of health promotion. As a result, the Kentucky Board of Education encourages and depends on active partnerships among all those who can and should contribute to the well-being of students, including teachers, parents, peers and the community. By combining instruction with environmental, social and service support, a Coordinated School Health Plan aims to make sure pro-health attitudes and behaviors endure.

School and Community Nutrition

Phone: 502-564-5625

FAX: 502-564-5519


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