Team Nutrition is an integrated, behavior-based, comprehensive nationwide plan for promoting the nutritional health of the nation’s school children.
The SD Department of Education administers the Team Nutrition Program in South Dakota through Child and Adult Nutrition Services (CANS). CANS contracts with South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service to manage some of SD’s Team Nutrition projects as well as other individuals and agencies.
|Farmers Grow MyPlate|
|The “Farmers Grow MyPlate” curriculum is a resource designed for rural school children to educate them about the Choose MyPlate guidance as well as how that food is grown in our Midwest states. Lessons include nutrition information, food preparation experiences, instruction on how food is grown and processed, and art/craft activities for youth ages Kindergarten to 4th grade. An implementation guide provides ideas for staffing and management of the series of lessons as well as the food safety protocol. FGMP has been successfully implemented in outside of school time programs, elementary classrooms, and day camp settings. Download today to begin the “Farmers Grow MyPlate” adventure.|
|Program Implementation Guide||MyPlate Grains Group|
|MyPlate Vegetable Group||MyPlate Protein Group|
|MyPlate Fruit Group||MyPlate Dairy Group|
|Harvest of the Month|
|Harvest of the Month Success Stories 2016|
|Under the 2014-16 Team Nutrition Training Grant through USDA fourteen schools and outside of school time programs implemented Harvest of the Month sub-grants to teach their youth about fruits and vegetables. Using http://www.sdharvestofthemonth resources, these schools and agencies have changed children’s’ knowledge and liking for fruits and vegetables. Results are shared in the HOM Findings Presentation 2016. Download to view and share.|
|Healthy School Lunch Videos||Join Team Nutrition|
|SD Dept of Health - Publications||SD Team Nutrition Email List|
|SDSU: Team Nutrition online course||SDSU: Team Nutrition online course - Registration Instructions|
|SD Team Nutrition Facebook Page|