CACFP Menu Planning Guide (PDF | 1.54 MB)

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Sixteen weeks of cycle menus, recipes that are CACFP creditable shopping lists to go with menus, and guidance regarding choking hazards and allergies.

Growing Farm to School: Results from the Idaho Farm to School Pilot (PDF | 995 KB)

Idaho State Department of Agriculture; Idaho State Department of Education.

Three successful pilot schools were followed throughout the school year as they developed and grew their Farm to School Programs. These three districts represented a small, a medium, and a large-sized district in both urban and rural settings.

Creating Positive and Pleasant Mealtimes for Schools and Early Childhood Programs (2011)

Montana Team Nutrition.

This training resource addresses a variety of mealtime scenarios and tips for positive meal time practices. Materials include a video, poster, handouts, PowerPoint presentation, and recorded webinar. Separate resources are available for school professionals and child care providers.

Eat Smart, Child Care (2016)

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Community Food and Nutrition Assistance.

Set of nutrition related recommendations and support materials for child care facilities.

Reduce Sodium in School Meals Reduce Sodium in School Meals (2011) (PDF | 412 KB)

Indiana Department of Education.

This two-page handout provides suggestions for limiting high-sodium foods, tips for modifying recipes that use high-sodium ingredients, and a chart of common seasonings to use in place of salt.

Healthy Eating Posters

Iowa Team Nutrition.

Encourage students to drink more water and to eat more fruits, vegetables, and fat-free or low-fat milk with these posters.
- Strong, Fast, The Best I Can Be- Milk (PDF | 773 KB)
- Milk: Choose Fat-free or Low-fat (PDF | 3.10 MB)
- Make Half Your Plate Fruit and Vegetables (PDF | 215 KB)
- Drink Water Instead of Sugary Drinks (PDF | 555 KB)

Alternatives to Food Rewards (November 2011) (409 KB)

Connecticut State Department of Education.

This two-page handout includes the consequences of using food rewards and alternatives to food rewards for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Active Early: A Wisconsin Guide for Improving Childhood Physical Activity (September 2011) (PDF | 8.5 MB)

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

A guide for improving physical activity in child care environments. Also available in Spanish (PDF | 11.48 MB).

2011 Michigan Junior Chef Competition Cookbook cover 2011 Michigan Junior Chef Competition Cookbook (2011) (PDF | 2.6 MB)

Michigan Team Nutrition.

These recipes include local or USDA foods for school food service operations to offer as part of their meal programs.

Alaska School Garden Food Safety Guidelines (August 2011) (PDF | 825 KB)

Farm to School Alaska. Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture, Inspections Services.

This document provides guidelines for safely growing, harvesting, and using produce from school gardens.

Power Panther Preschool Implementation Manual (2011) (PDF | 25.70 MB)

Kansas State Department of Education.

Eight child care lessons that encourage fruit and vegetable consumption and increased physical activity.

The First Years in the First State Toolkit: Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Quality in Delaware Child Care

Nemours Health and Prevention Services (NHPS) for the Delaware Department of Education.

A guide for child care providers to meet Delaware nutrition and physical activity requirements. Includes 16 weeks of approved menu cycles and recipes, shopping lists and tips, age-appropriate physical activities, and ideas for engaging children, staff, parents and the community.

The toolkit includes:

          • Delaware licensing rules for nutrition, physical activity and screen time in child care;
          • Self-assessments for child care homes and centers;
          • 16 weeks of approved menu cycles and recipes;
          • Shopping lists and budget-saving shopping tips;
          • Ideas for engaging children, staff, parents and the community;
          • Age-appropriate physical activities and ways to include physical activity in lesson plans;
          • Tips and tools for reading nutrition labels, motivating picky eaters, storing food safely and modeling healthy habits; and
          • Lists of books, websites and local resources.

Administrators' Guide
Instructors' Guide
Menu Planning Guide
Partnering With Families
Shopping Cheat Sheet Handout

Healthy Fundraising (November 2011) (PDF | 346.44 KB)

Connecticut State Department of Education.

Use this resource for benefits of healthy fundraising, consequences of unhealthy fundraising, and healthy fundraising alternatives.