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Jan. 2019  

  USDA Team Nutrition offers resources for teachers

Team Nutrition education materials are designed to help schools integrate nutrition education into classroom learning and include materials for home, cafeteria, and community connections. In addition to being standards-based, materials are child-, teacher-, and parent-tested through extensive research including focus group testing, in-depth interviews, and field testing.

USDA Team Nutrition offers a variety of free nutrition education resources for teachers to incorporate fun and interactive learning about nutrition in the classroom.

New! Fueling My Healthy Life – resources for middle school students

  • Explore lesson plans including "Starting Right with Breakfast"
  • Learn how students can earn Fueling My Healthy Life digital badges
  • Take a quiz online to find out "What Does Your Breakfast Say About You?"
  • Watch interactive videos on starting smart with breakfast and breakfast around the world

Spread the news about healthy eating - USDA has great resource newsletters created for child engagement

  • Access or download fun and engaging newsletters for children
  • English and Spanish versions available
  • Great for teachers and parents
  • Hands-on activities to print and distribute

Access additional resources by selecting the “Resource Library” link from the Team Nutrition homepage and searching by topic or audience.

Questions about Team Nutrition materials? Email teamnutrition@fns.usda.gov, call 703-305-1624, or contact the South Dakota Department of Education’s office of Child and Adult Nutrition Services at 605-773-3413.

Team Nutrition is an integrated, behavior-based, comprehensive nationwide plan for promoting the nutritional health of the nation’s school children. The South Dakota Department of Education administers the Team Nutrition program in South Dakota through Child and Adult Nutrition Services.

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