Healthy Eating

United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service website outlining the new Smart Snacks guidelines. This webpage contains resources that help schools identify food times that meet Smart Snacks criteria.

Healthier School Day

Alliance Product Calculator is designed to take the “guesswork out of nutrition guidelines.” You can use the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to see if your beverage, snack, entrée or side meets the United States Department of Agriculture’s Smart Snacks Guidelines.

Is Your Snack a Smart Snack?

Fact sheet outlining the United States Department of Agriculture’s All Foods Sold in Schools Standards.

Smart Snacks in School

Developed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the guide provides access to various Smart Snacks resources, including tracking tools, webinars, and fundraising handouts.

Smart Snacks

United Stated Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service website outlining the School Breakfast Program. Visit this site to access the program’s fact sheet, learn about the program’s history and link to resources enabling you to establish or expand the breakfast service at your school.

School Breakfast Program

Under the direction of the United States Department of Agriculture, the “National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. Its website provides access to the program’s fact sheet and history.

National School Lunch Program

“Smarter Lunchrooms use easy-no cost changes to encourage students to select, eat, and enjoy healthier foods in school without eliminating their choice.” The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement website connects you with resources, ideas and ways to get involved. The project led by the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Program and is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and Food and Nutrition Service.

Smarter Lunchrooms

Sample policies covering organizational healthy catering, vending machines cafeteria and company wide nutrition.

Eat Well Work Well

An Eat Well Work Well document outlining the criteria for healthier choice vending items along with steps on how to read nutrition labels.

Healthier Choice Guidelines

A “tool designed to assess the number of healthier choices available in the vending machines at your organization.” – Eat Well Work Well

Inventory Tool

Part of the American Heart Association’s Healthy Workplace food and beverage toolkit, this guide provides action steps and recommendations aimed at improving the quality of vending machine items in order to encourage the establishment of a culture of health.

Vending Machines Guidance

Eat Well Work Well’s strategy guide for implementing a Healthy workplace cafeteria initiative.

Healthy Cafeteria Program

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina’s guide to bringing more fresh produce to your setting. This toolkit provides planning, assessment, partnership, marketing and programming tips.

Bring Fresh Produce

Part of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit, this guide offers nutrition standards and recommendation by food category.

Healthy Workplace Food

Part of the American Heart Association and American Stoke Association’s Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit, the linked guide supplies directions for healthier cooking methods (think: bake, blanch, grill, poach, etc.) along with food preparation tips.

Healthier Cooking Methods

Part of the USDA’s MyPlate family, track your foods and physical activity, get personalized nutrition and physical activity plan and get tips and support to help you make healthier choices and plan ahead. For SuperTracker Nutrition Lesson Plans for High School Students click here.