Training Grants - 2007 TN Grants

Last Modified: 03/06/2014
Alaska California  Connecticut District of Columbia
Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa
Kansas Louisiana Maine Maryland
Michigan Missouri Montana New York 
North Dakota Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota
Vermont Wisconsin Wyoming  

        

Alaska

Alaska's Team Nutrition Training Grant will focus on providing training for Child and Adult Care Food Program foodservice staff and educators on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid in order to serve nutritious meals and be role models for children.

For more information contact:

Ms. Karol Fink
Child Nutrition Services
State of Alaska
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
P.O.Box 110500
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500
907-269-3457

 

California

California's Team Nutrition Training Grant will implement a statewide training program for entry-level foodservice personnel in schools and child care facilities. Training will be provided by local staff and community college staff.

For more information contact:

Ms. Carol Chase
California Department of Education
1430 N Street Room 1500
Sacramento, California 95814
916-322-1566

 

Connecticut

Connecticut's Team Nutrition Training Grant will assess early childhood programs (pre-school) regarding their current policies and practices on nutrition and physical activity, develop a policy action guide, and provide training to early childhood programs for implementation.

For more information contact:

Ms. Susan Fiore
Connecticut Department of Education
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
(860) 807-2075

 

District of Columbia

The District of Columbia will provide a 10-week foodservice staff training program for child care centers and family day care homes, and offer mini-grants to child care centers to create innovative and personalized nutrition education programs that encourage a healthy child care environment.

For more information contact:

Sarah Latterner
Special Nutrition & Commodities
State Education Office 441
4th Street, NW, Suite 350N
Washington, D.C. 20001-2714
202-442-4010

 

Idaho

Idaho's Team Nutrition Training Grant will provide training for school foodservice staff, implement an adaptation of the HealthierUS School Challenge in Child and Adult Care Food Programs, and promote a statewide Power Panther initiative.

For more information contact:

Ms. Heidi Martin
Child Nutrition Programs
Idaho Department of Education
650 West State Street
Post Office Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0027
208-332-6827

 

Illinois

Illinois will provide training for school foodservice staff to prepare meals that meet the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans using Illinois's School Meals Step Up to the Plate, the Healthy Cuisine for Kids and the Culinary Techniques for Healthy School Meals.

For more information contact:

Ms. Joan Love
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001
217-782-2491

 

Indiana

Indiana will provide training for child care foodservice staff on planning and preparing meals and snacks that complies with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid. The grant supports the creation of video-based training resources available on DVD and streaming video on the web.

For more information contact:

Ms. Lisa Graves
Indiana Department of Education
State House Room 229
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2798
317-232-0868

 

Iowa

Iowa will provide training and technical assistance for school and child care foodservice staff, offer mini-grants to schools to promote Iowa's Youth Leadership and Iowa's Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ Challenge and offer mini-grants to schools to promote Go the Distance initiative.

For more information contact:

Julia Thorius, Chief
Bureau of Food and Nutrition
Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building 400
E. 14th and Grand
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0146
515-281-5356

 

Kansas

Kansas will provide technical assistance to elementary schools in meeting the HealthierUS School Challenge, expand the Power Panther Pals nutrition education and physical activity program (classroom initiatives), continue implementation of Power Panther Professionals (staff wellness and role model), and develop a Family Fun, Food, and Fitness Nights initiative to engage parents and communities.

For more information contact:

Allison Gilmore
Child Nutrition & Wellness
Kansas Department of Education
120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1182
785-296-2276

 

Louisiana

Louisiana will provide mini-grants to school districts to build school and community support for creating healthy school environments and provide training in implementing Coordinated School Health Programs, through district wellness policies. Louisiana will expand a social marketing campaign in schools to promote TN and State Nutrition Action Plan (SNAP) messages in schools.

For more information contact:

Ms. Alice Carroll
Louisiana Department of Education
Post Office Box 94064
Baton Rouge LA 70804-9064

 

Maine

Maine will provide training for school and child care foodservice staff and expand Maine's Nutrition Network's “Maine-ly Nutrition” project to an additional 125 elementary and middle school teachers.

For more information contact:

Ms. Gail Lombardi
Child Nutrition Services
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
207-624-6876

 

Maryland

Maryland will provide training and technical assistance for child care providers, offer mini-grants to child care centers to support the implementation of parent and caregivers' healthy behavior role modeling, and foster healthy eating and physical activity habits for child care participants.

For more information contact:

Ms. Judy Dzimiera
Child Nutrition Services
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2595
410-807-1351

 

Michigan

Michigan will provide training for school foodservice staff on offering meals that comply with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and offer mini-grants to schools for nutrition education using MyPyramid for Kids.

For more information contact:

Ms. Barbara Campbell
Michigan Department of Education
PO Box 30008
Lansing, Michigan 48909
517-373-4013

 

Missouri

Missouri will implement Missouri's Extreme Health Challenge. This initiative will equip 4th and 5th graders, their parents and teachers with the knowledge, skills and motivation to make healthy eating and physical activity choices while learning and teaching Missouri history. Training will be provided for teachers and foodservice personnel on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPyramid for Kids, and Fruit and Vegetables Galore.

For more information contact:

Ms. Donna Mehrle
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0570
573-522-2800

 

Montana

Montana will provide training and technical assistance for school foodservice staff on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPyramid, HealthierUS School Challenge, Healthier Montana Menu Challenges, and promote increased School Breakfast Program participation.

For more information contact:

Katie Bark, RD
School Nutrition Programs
Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, Montana 59620-2501
406-994-5641

 

New York

New York will focus on providing training for child care center staff in preparing and serving healthy meals and snacks for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

For more information contact:

Ms. Lynne Oudekerk
New York State Department of Health
150 Broadway 6th Floor
West Albany, New York 12204-2719
518-402-7253

 

North Dakota

North Dakota will provide training for school and child care foodservice staff to prepare meals that meets the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and offer mini-grants to schools and child care centers to provide nutrition education utilizing the MyPyramid for Kids and TN messages.

For more information contact:

Ms. Loris Freier
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201
Bismark, North Dakota 58505-0440
701-328-2294

 

Rhode Island

Rhode Island will provide training and technical assistance to incorporate the newly established Rhode Island Nutrition Requirements into school meals and snacks served in public school districts.

For more information contact:

Ms. Adrienne Dimeo
RI Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
401-222-4253

 

South Carolina

South Carolina will provide training and technical assistance for foodservice staff to prepare and serve healthy school meals, provide training for parents to serve as healthy behavior role models, and launch a statewide media campaign on healthy lifestyles.

For more information contact:

Dr. Juanita Bowens
South Carolina Department of Education
1429 Senate Street, Room 1005
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
803.734.8204

 

South Dakota

South Dakota will offer mini-grants to establish school gardens for schools on Indian reservations. Power Panther will visit schools, child care and after school programs to deliver Team Nutrition messages. Mini-grants will be offered to schools and afterschool programs to promote fruit and vegetable consumption.

For more information contact:

Amy Richards
State of South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
605-773-4746

 

Vermont

Vermont will provide training and technical assistance for school and child care foodservice staff using the Vermont's Child Nutrition Culinary Certificate Program. These trainings include: Healthy Cuisine for Kids, Feeding Young Children in Group Settings, Farm to School, and Food Safety and Sanitation.

For more information contact:

Ms. Josephine Busha
Child Nutrition Programs
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street Montpelier, Vermont 05620
802-828-5154

 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin will provide training for teachers on implementation of the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Standards, provide training for parents to promote healthy food choices through parental role modeling, compile a “kid tested family approved and classroom friendly” recipe book, and assist schools in meeting USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge.

For more information contact:

Ms. Jane Grinde Wisconsin
Department of Public Instruction
125 South Webster Street
Post Office Box 7481
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7481
608-266-9356

 

Wyoming

Wyoming will provide training to parents to promote wellness in their children, and provide training for school and child care staff implementing the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

For more information contact:

Jody Bogus
Department of Education
Hathaway Building, Second Floor
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002-0050
307-638-6390