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1 Obesity Prevention Efforts Through USDA Child Nutrition Programs Bureau of Nutrition Programs and Services, NH Department of Education

2 USDA Child Nutrition Programs Administered by BNPS National School Lunch and Breakfast Program Child and Adult Care Food Program After School Program Special Milk Program Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

3 Resources to Provide Nutrition Education Fact Sheets, Recipes, Curriculum and more Food Buying Guide and Menu Planner Healthy Meals Resource System Team Nutrition Training Grants National Food Service Management Institute HealthierUS School Challenge Local Wellness Policies CACFP Nutrition and Physical Activity ToolKit

4 FACT SHEETS, CURRICULUM and MORE Team Nutrition Website offers fact sheets, curriculum, recipes and more for various groups of individuals. Go to:

5 Food Buying Guide and Menu Planner Guide to School Food Service Directors and Child and Adult Care Food Program Directors used for menu development. uyingguide.html uyingguide.html

6 Healthy Meals Resource System day/pdf/33_HMResources.pdf day/pdf/33_HMResources.pdf Online system that contains resources from the National Agriculture Library, eNewsletters and a Best Practices Sharing Center.

7 Team Nutrition Training Grants Competitive Grants to State Agencies to establish or enhance sustainable infrastructures for implementing Team Nutrition. State information created through Team Nutrition Training Grants is available to other States for their use.

8 National Food Service Management Institute The National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI), part of the School of Applied Science at The University of Mississippi, is the only federally funded national center dedicated to applied research, education and training, and technical assistance for child nutrition programs.

9 NFSMI Resources - examples Culinary Techniques Meal Pattern Information USDA Recipes for school lunch and child care MealTime Memos for child care : ?ID=87 ?ID=87

10 HealthierUS School Challenge The HealthierUS School Challenge is open to all schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. The challenge is a program that recognizes schools who have changed the school nutrition environment and are working to help children eat more healthfully and be more physically active. National School Lunch Program plication.html plication.html

11 Local Wellness Policies School Food Authorities are required to adopt a wellness policy. Local wellness policies are an important tool for parents, SAUs and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards. olicy.html olicy.html

12 Required Items for the Local Wellness Policy Include goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness. Include nutrition guidelines to promote student health and reduce childhood obesity for all foods available in each school district. Permit parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, the school board, school administrators, and the general public to participate in the development, implementation, and review and update of the local wellness policy. Inform and update the public (including parents, students, and others in the community) about the content and implementation of local wellness policies. Be measured periodically on the extent to which schools are in compliance with the local wellness policy, the extent to which the local education agencys local wellness policy compares to model local school wellness policies, and the progress made in attaining the goals of the local wellness policy, and make this assessment available to the public.

13 Child Care Nutrition and Physical Activity ToolKit State created toolkit created as a train the trainer resource for Family Day Care Home Sponsors. Help sponsors with the training requirement for their Family Day Care Home Sponsors.


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