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Resource | Nutrition Education

School Lunch Resources

Learn more about school lunch! Find event ideas, recipes, activities, and more for school nutrition professionals, families, and teachers.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2018-0032

Menu Planner

The Menu Planner for School Meals: School Year 2018-2019 is a comprehensive guide for local school nutrition professionals to assist them with developing healthy, safe, affordable, and appealing school meals and snacks that meet the meal pattern requirements.

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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

School Meals Programs: Providing Multiple Meals at a Time During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

This publication provides consideration, tips, best practices, and sample menus for school meals program operators who wish to distribute multiple meals at one time.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Thanking School Nutrition Professionals

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and Education Secretary Cardona provide a brief message thanking school nutrition professionals for the work they do to ensure students receive nutritious meals.

Resource | Nutrition Education

Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum

Serving Up MyPlate is a collection of classroom materials that helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. This yummy curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands–on activities. Students also learn the importance of physical activity to staying healthy.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Infant and Toddler Nutrition

Check out these resources to help boost or refresh your knowledge on feeding infants and toddlers.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Nutrición para bebés y niños de 1 a 2 años de edad

Consulte estos recursos para ayudarle a aumentar o refrescar sus conocimientos sobre la alimentación de bebés y niños de 1 a 2 años de edad.

Resource | Nutrition Education

Back to School

These are resources to assist school nutrition professionals as they plan School Year 2021-22.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Procurement Strategies for SY 2021-22: Webinar for School Food Authorities

This webinar discusses school meal procurement strategies and USDA school meal program flexibilities, waivers and training resources for school year 2021-22. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Offering Meats and Meat Alternates at School Breakfast

This training guide provides menu planning ideas, crediting information, sample menus, and more, to show school nutrition professionals how to offer meats and meat alternates at school breakfast.