ERIC Number: ED460766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Healthy School Meals: Promotion Ideas That Work.
Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, Roseville. Food and Nutrition Service.
"Healthy School Meals: Promotion Ideas That Work" is a Minnesota program based on the USDA's Team Nutrition program. The program's goal is to improve the health of children through school meals and nutrition education. This is accomplished by empowering schools to serve meals meeting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and motivating children in grades pre-K through 12 to make food choices for a healthy diet. This promotional planning calendar contains monthly healthy eating themes and worksheets for planning promotional activities, including goals, publicity, materials and resources, estimated cost, and staffing. Sample recipes, additional promotion themes, a general planning worksheet, and resource list are also presented. The attached report, "School Breakfast Programs: Energizing the Classroom," is a summary of a 3-year study of the Universal School Breakfast Pilot Program in 7 Minnesota elementary schools. The study demonstrates that when all students are involved in school breakfast there is a general increase in learning and achievement. The report presents data related to: (1) participation; (2) integration into the school day; (3) learning readiness; (4) test scores; (5) parent reactions; and (6) social benefits. Also included are quotations from study respondents--school personnel, students, and parents--and a discussion of the effect of removal of the program at one site. (LBT)
Descriptors: Achievement, Breakfast Programs, Child Health, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Readiness, Lunch Programs, Nutrition Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Recipes (Food), Teacher Attitudes
Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning, Food and Nutrition Service, 550 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55101-2273. Tel: 800-366-8922 (Toll-Free); Tel: 612-296-6986. For full text: https://fns.state.mn.us/AboutFNS/AboutFNS.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, Roseville. Food and Nutrition Service.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota