Ohio Team Nutrition
Team Nutrition is an initiative of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity. The Ohio Department of Education provides training and technical assistance to Ohio’s schools with Team Nutrition materials, to help them serve healthy and tasty meals. For more information on specific Team Nutrition programs, click on the links below.
Schools can enroll in Team Nutrition through this USDA website.
Sharing Ohio's Team Nutrition Successes Workshop
Join Ohio’s Team Nutrition schools, on Thursday December 8, as they share successful grant activities that involve taste tests and school wide events such as Tot Chef cooking classes and cooking with USDA commodity foods. Dr. Drew Hanks, Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University and pioneer of the Smarter Lunchroom movement, will discuss new research on Refreshing Your Smarter Lunchroom initiatives.
The training will take place at the Ohio Department of Agriculture - Bromfield Building, 8995 East Main St. Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 43068.
Sharing Ohio’s Team Nutrition Success Workshop Agenda
Registration is through CRRS – Sharing Ohio’s Team Nutrition Successes Workshop
Contact Susan.Patton@education.ohio.gov for further information.
Team Up for Success with Farm to School
Please join us and receive guidance from a Farm To School veteran who will serve as your mentor. We will explore the best methods for you to take the first, or the next, step in your Farm To School Program. Please click here
to access the agenda.
Register for this meeting in the CRRS Training Management module. Click here
to access the registration module. For more information, please contact Liz Solomon at (614) 466-9273, or (800) 808-6325.
Team Nutrition Buckeye Healthy Schools
The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Child Nutrition is seeking Requests for Proposals (RFP) from Ohio Team Nutrition schools to apply for Team Nutrition Buckeye Healthy Schools sub-grants. Selected schools will receive $1,000 to market an existing or newly developed school entree' through taste testing and smarter lunchroom strategies. Please scan and email completed applications by September 14, 2016 to Susan.Patton@education.ohio.gov.
Team Nutrition Curriculums
Create a Classroom That Moves! - Join the movement! Classroom-based physical activity is an instructional tool teachers can use to improve mood, energy levels, and facilitate student learning. Early evaluations of active environments have demonstrated positive changes in student classroom behavior, word recognition and reading fluency, math scores, time on-task, and concentration levels (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2010). Activity-friendly environments also promote positive attitudes toward fitness and other health–enhancing behaviors. Activity can be introduced into existing routines and transitions, into academic lessons, or introduced as a ‘brain break.’ You choose! Create a Classroom that Moves! consists of three core classroom tools: Grade-level nutrition lessons; Physical activity breaks; My Classroom Physical Activity Pyramid.
Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff that introduces children to: three fruits - peaches, strawberries, and cantaloupe, and three vegetables - spinach, sweet potatoes, and crookneck squash.
Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum is a new collection of classroom materials that helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. This yummy curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands–on activities. Students also learn the importance of physical activity to staying healthy.
Nutrition Voyage: The Quest To Be Our Best takes 7th and 8th grade classes on an exploratory journey into school wellness. There are three inquiry-driven lessons for each grade, which include:
- Engaging ways for students to learn about making healthy nutrition and physical activity choices;
- Standards-aligned activities for Math, Science, and English Language Arts;
- Opportunities for students to investigate, participate in a challenge, evaluate, and reflect.
HealthierUS School Challenge is a voluntary certification initiative established in 2004 to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
Recipes for Healthy Kids – try these kid-approved recipes made from healthy ingredients!
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