Tips from Award Winners: Funding the Changes

Last Published: 11/18/2014

Recognizing Excellence in Nutrition and Physical Activity

Gain knowledge and experience with bidding and purchasing foods to be able to afford the costs associated with HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms. Use the Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program to help with the cost of produce (Barbara Griffiths, Food and Nutrition Supervisor ISD 196, MN)

Use Team Nutrition Training Grants to help offset costs! (Gooding Elementary, ID)

Use a Farm to School grant to serve the children different fruits as a snack during the school day. (Sublette Elementary, KS)

Cut costs associated with whole grain products by eliminating pre-made foods and buying raw ingredients, instead. Initially, this may be frustrating for the food service staff but, after strategies were established to follow the recipes efficiently, the staff will embrace the homemade meals! (Sublette Elementary, KS)

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