Schools should provide access to a variety of nutritious and appealing meals that accommodate the health and nutrition needs of all students. School nutrition programs reflect the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and other criteria to achieve nutrition integrity. The school nutrition services offer students a learning laboratory for classroom nutrition and health education, and serve as a resource for linkages with nutrition-related community services. Qualified child nutrition professionals provide these services.
ChooseMyPlate.gov has resources for
children, students, adults, families and professionals.
of School and Community Nutrition
Provides a list and descriptions of the federal, school and
summer nutrition programs offered by the Kentucky Department of Education.
for Nutrition Services
Provides links for school nutrition topics. Shares the
comprehensive framework for addressing school nutrition environments and
The WellSAT is an assessment tool that can be used to
measure the strength and comprehensiveness of the district Local School
Wellness Policy. The tool can also be used to improve the Local School Wellness
for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Out-of-School Time
Out-of-school time (OST) programs are key partners in
efforts to helping children grow up healthy. Programs can provide access to
nutritious foods, promote healthy habits and keep students physically active.
The healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) standards for OST programs
guide OST providers with best practices to be a high-quality program that
promotes healthy behaviors.
Nutrition Across the WSCC Framework
This one-pager explains the importance of providing students
and staff with access to healthy foods and beverages, consistent messages about
nutrition and opportunities to learn about and practice health eating. Shares
evidence-based strategies and promising practices for using the WSCC approach
to promote nutrition education and healthy eating behaviors across the school
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