Top Ten Tips for Using Legumes in School Meals (2009) (PDF | 28 MB)

Montana Team Nutrition.

Tips and tricks for adding legumes in school meals.

Alternatives To Foods As Rewards (PDF | 135 KB)

Michigan State University Extension. Michigan Team Nutrition.

Includes a list of zero-cost and low-cost alternatives for students to enjoy instead of being offered food as a reward at school.

Child and Adult Care Food Program Promising Practices (2009) (PDF | 2.36 MB)

Maryland State Department of Education.

CACFP providers in Maryland conducted assessments of the current nutrition and physical activity practices in their centers. Mini grant proposals were written based on knowledge gained from the training and needs identified in the assessment results. This document provides highlights from the mini grant activities.

Got Dirt? A Garden Toolkit for Implementing Youth Gardens (May 2009) (PDF | 2.7 MB)

Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The toolkit is designed to provide the basic steps of starting and maintaining a youth fruit and vegetable garden. Includes several examples of successful community, childcare, and school gardening projects in Wisconsin.

C.H.E.F. Cookbook and Promising Practices (2009) (PDF | 10.7 MB)

Maryland State Department of Education.

This collection of recipes and best practices was developed by 9 CHEF teams in Maryland that received mini grants as part of a Team Nutrition Training Grant. The booklet contains over 50 recipes for school food service, and a section of best practice tips.

MODEL Health! Promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity in Children MODEL Health! Promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity in Children (2007) (PDF | 1.70 MB)

Maryland State Department of Education.

Lessons for early childhood educators on nutrition and physical activity, with an emphasis on role modeling. This kit is most appropriate for use with children ages three to five.

Move for Thought: Integrated Physical Activities for Learning in the Elementary School Classroom (2009) (PDF | 1.04 MB)

Iowa Team Nutrition.

Physical activity cards that can be conducted in the academic classroom.