Eat Smart! Play Hard! Learn Better!
The USDA’s Team Nutrition is an integrated, behavior based, comprehensive plan for promoting the nutritional health of the nation’s children. This plan involves schools, parents, and the community in efforts to continuously improve school meals, and to promote the health and education of 50 million school children in more than 96,000 schools nationwide.
The goal of Team Nutrition is to improve children’s lifelong eating and physical activity habits through nutrition education based on the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.
Team Nutrition focuses on five specific behavior outcomes:
- Eat a variety of foods
- Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains
- Eat lower fat foods more often
- Get your calcium-rich foods
- Be physically active
Power Up School Wellness Summit
Child Nutrition & Wellness and Kansas Team Nutrition will be hosting two interactive summits for middle school students focused on empowering students to take an active role in creating a healthy school environment. We encourage middle schools to send a team of up to four (maximum of 2 adults) for an interactive day full of fun activities, empowering presentations, and networking. Middle school students chosen to attend should have an interest in health and wellness and demonstrate leadership skills. Students will be charged with leading wellness efforts with their peers when they return to their schools.
Dates and locations for the summits are:
Power Up School Wellness Summit Registration Form
- October 5, 2016 – Kansas City
- October 26, 2016 – Wichita
Applications are available for the following programs:
Team Nutrition Grant Opportunities
If you have questions or would like to be notified when new programs are available, contact a Kansas Team Nutrition Staff Person:
Emily Brinkman at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Tessa Adcock at email@example.com
Kansas Team Nutrition is actively working to promote a number of health education programs to support schools’ wellness policy goals. Kansas Team Nutrition resources: Power Panther Pals, Power Up!, Power Panther Professionals, Power Panther Preschool, Body Venture, and Family Fun, Food & Fitness Events. In addition, Kansas Team Nutrition Schools have access to health education resources and personalized technical assistance from Registered Dietitians.
Kansas Team Nutrition is focused on continuing to support implementation of school wellness policy goals and academic achievement by nurturing healthier students and a healthy school environment.
This is a link to USDA's Team Nutrition resources.
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