The links in this category include resources for schools interested in applying to become a Team Nutrition School, or applying for HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) awards.
The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) was established to recognize schools that are creating healthier school environments through their promotion of good nutrition and physical activity.
Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support.
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|Dig In! At Home Parent Booklet
||The Dig In! At Home Parent Booklet contains recipes, MyPlate menu planners, and tips for parents and caregivers. This booklet is available in English and Spanish.|
||Jazz up your school menus and encourage healthy choices with these graphics from Team Nutrition.|
|HealthierUS School Challenge Initiative Overview
||PDF presentation from the State of California Department of Education on the HUSSC.|
|Help Prevent Wasted Food
||This easy-to-use booklet provides tips for school staff, parents, and students on many ways that everyone can help reduce, recover, and recycle food before it goes to waste.|
|HUSSC: Chef Involvement in Schools
||How chefs can help in getting more schools to participate in the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms.|
|HUSSC: Frequently Asked Questions
||Questions and answers about the HealthierUS School Challenge.|
|Let's Move! The HealthierUS School Challenege
||Information on how to get your school involved with the HealthierUS School Challenege (HUSSC)|
|Navigate the HealthierUS School Challenge!
||YouTube webinar by Action for Healthy Kids about the HealthierUS School Challenge.|
|School Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit
||A communication toolkit containing flyers, presentations, newsletter articles and social media posts to engage school staff and parents in school wellness.|
|Team Nutrition Recipes and Cookbook Toolkit
||Team Nutrition provides a number of resources, including USDA recipes and cookbooks that feature foods that both children and adults should consume more of. Try these kid-tested, kid-approved recipes today!|
|Team Nutrition Resource Library
||Team Nutrition resources available for schools and child care facilities participating in the Federal Child Nutrition Programs.|
|The HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL)
||An overview of the HUCCS: SL by Action for Healthy Kids.|
|USDA Team Nutrition
||Nutrition and wellness tips for young children (English/Spanish printable materials), a guide to professional standards for school nutrition programs, a new enrollment form, Team Nutrition schools database search, and a Team Nutrition MyPlate eBook.|
|Webinars and Training
||Learn about hot topics in child nutrition and with Team Nutrition's popular webinars.|
|“Get Involved with Team Nutrition!” Toolkit
||Toolkit to help implement nutrition messaging to support the wellness culture in your school. Four quarterly tool kits have been developed to make it easy to incorporate Team Nutrition messaging into your school announcements and through social media.|
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