Schools should provide access to a variety of nutritious and appealing meals that accommodate the health and nutrition needs of all students. The school nutrition services offer students a learning laboratory for classroom nutrition and health education, and serve as a resource for linkages with nutrition-related community services (CDC).
Summer Meals Toolkit
To help prevent summer hunger, the USDA partners with schools, local governments, and community organizations to provide free meals to children. Any child under the age of 18 can go to a designated summer meal site and eat for free. Find summer meals in your community.
No Kid Hungry Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry
campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. This campaign connects children with effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals; offers programs to teach families how to cook healthy, affordable meals and engages the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority. Grants are also available to schools and other organizations who are involved in the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch "Seamless Summer" Program; educating and enrolling eligible families in SNAP and WIC; increasing the availability of school breakfast and increasing access to afterschool snack and meal programs.
Smart Fundraising for Healthy Schools
webinar Recorded by Action for Healthy Kids, this webinar shared why healthy fundraising helps to support school activities and the health of students and families. An overview of the Smart Snacks in School rules related to fundraising was provided, as well as ideas for Fundraising. This training is not available for Act 48/58 hours due to the availability of the certificate prior to accessing the webinar.
Provides research-based information and practical tools on nutrition. Participants must register as a member in order to access these trainings, but membership is free.
Weight of the Nation
HBO has collaborated with the Institute of Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and Kaiser Permanente to produce this four part documentary series focusing on the obesity epidemic. The series originally premiered May 14 and 15, 2013 on HBO.
Updated: June 28, 2016