In 1995, the USDA established Team Nutrition, a nationwide integrated program designed to help implement the School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children.
- Provide access to resources and training materials for Child Nutrition personnel in a timely manner
- Facilitate dissemination of pertinent information
- Aid in the collection and sharing of State resources
- Evaluate nutrient analysis software developed by private software companies for State Agencies to use for Administrative Reviews
Training and Technical Assistance Component
The Healthy Meals Resource System, as USDA's Training and Technical Assistance Component, assists state and local school food service and child care programs in meeting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. By using this Resource System, child care providers and school nutrition personnel can easily locate appropriate and useful training materials.