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Tools for Schools offers topic-specific policy and resource materials to assist schools in meeting the new nutrition standards. Refer to the latest regulations, find free nutrition education curricula, or get ideas for adding tasty, kid-friendly foods to enhance your school meals program.


Nutrition Education and Promotion

Find free nutrition education curricula, posters, brochures, tip sheets, graphics for school menus, and more that are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate:

Recipes and Culinary Techniques for Schools

Get ideas for adding tasty, kid-friendly foods to school menus, conducting taste-tests, and enhancing cooking techniques in your school kitchen:


Refer to these resources on good procurement practices, competitive purchasing, and forecasting. Be sure to take advantage of USDA Foods:

School Nutrition Improvement

Look to these resources for success stories, best practices, and how-to-guides on enhancing your school meals and lunchroom environment:

Policy Guidance

Refer to the latest regulations, policy memos, technical assistance, and guidance materials:

Page updated: October 23, 2023