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Nutrition

Comprehensive Framework for Addressing the School Nutrition Environment and Services

This CDC framework provides school nutrition professionals, school health professionals, administrators, teachers, and parents detailed information on the components of a school nutrition environment and how, together, they influence a students’ access to healthy foods and beverages at school.

Increase Access to Drinking Water in Schools

1 in 5 children and adolescents do not drink any plain water during the day, and about half of school-aged children are underhydrated. Learn how to increase water access in schools.

Increasing Access to Drinking Water in Schools

This tool kit provides school health councils, nutrition services providers, principals, teachers, parents, and other school staff with information and tools to • Meet free drinking water requirements in NSLP and SBP programs. • Help make clean, free drinking water readily available throughout multiple points in school settings. • Promote water consumption as a healthy beverage. the easy-to-use tool kit includes background information, needs assessment tools, implementation strategies, and evaluation guidance to provide students with access to drinking water as part of a healthy nutrition environment.

National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety (NCCSHS)

Website containing a variety of documents, including speakers’ slides, from each annual meeting of NCCSHS

Parent Engagement: Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health

This publication defines and describes parent engagement and identifies specific strategies and actions that schools can take to increase parent engagement in schools’ health promotion activities. The audiences for this publication include school administrators, teachers, support staff, parents, and others interested in promoting parent engagement. Each of these audiences has different but important roles and responsibilities related to garnering support for, and implementing, these strategies and actions.

Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs

This set of guidelines describes evidence- and practice-based strategies to address and manage food allergies within schools and early care and education programs.

Water Access in Schools Microlearning Modules

These short video training modules guide schools on steps to take to help students drink more water during the day. School staff will learn what can be done to ensure water is available, safe, and promoted as an ideal beverage choice.

What Parents Need to Know About School Meals

School meals are free for all children through June 30, 2022. Visit your school district’s website for more information.