ERIC Number: ED418955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Team Nutrition School Activity Planner. A How-To Guide for Team Nutrition Schools and Supporters.
Food and Consumer Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
This "how-to" guide for Team Nutrition fairs and tasting activities helps Team Nutrition supporters and schools understand how to work together to improve the health and education of children. Team Nutrition is the implementation tool for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children. Section 1 of the guide offers a Team Nutrition overview. Section 2 provides Team Nutrition school activities. Section 3 discusses how to plan a Team Nutrition Fair (linking Team Nutrition supporters and schools and forming a Team Nutrition fair committee). Section 4 explains how to plan a Team Nutrition tasting activity. Section 5 offers letters and reproducibles. Parent reproducibles include "What You Need to Know About Nutrition and Physical Activity,""Take Out--Bringing the Food and Fitness Message Home,""Nutrition Games," and "Pyramid Snacks." Supporter materials include a sample letter to Team Nutrition schools, a sample media advisory, and a sample news release. Sample student reproducibles include a taste test and a taste champion certificate. Planning materials include a fax back form to identify participating schools and sample calendars. The lists of resources include Team Nutrition supporters and USDA Team Nutrition contacts. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Food and Consumer Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Note: For other "Team Nutrition" publications, see SP 037 920-922.