Wisconsin Team Nutrition Training Grants

Wisconsin 2011-2013 Team Nutrition Training Grant

The Wisconsin 2011-2013 Team Nutrition Training Grant uses a double prong approach to promote healthy eating and physical activity among school-aged youth. This proposal continues to utilize collaborative partnerships established in past Team Nutrition projects to provide training and technical assistance that promote student wellness. These trainings will support nutrition education, school gardens, and farm to school programs as part of local school wellness policies.

 

Wisconsin 2012-2014 Team Nutrition Training Grant

The focus of the Wisconsin 2012-2014 Team Nutrition Training Grant is to enhance and expand current state initiatives that are working to improve school environments that are conducive to healthy eating and physical activity. Specifically, this grant proposal seeks to implement behavior focused strategies by providing:

  • Training and resources for foodservice staff on implementing the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) by utilizing behavioral economics;
  • Skills-based culinary training for foodservice staff on creating menus that meet the new meal pattern requirements;
  • Technical assistance to school administrators, teachers, and foodservice staff on evaluating and implementing local school wellness policies (LWPs);
  • Training and technical assistance to create healthier school environments through the promotion of Fuel Up to Play (FUTP) 60 and the HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC); and
  • Fun and interactive nutrition education lessons for teachers, foodservice staff, and parents that connect the classroom, cafeteria, and home. 

 

Wisconsin 2013-2015 Team Nutrition Training Grant

The Wisconsin 2013-2015 Team Nutrition Training Grant will help to create and improve school environments that are conducive to healthy behaviors related to food, nutrition, and physical activity. Specifically, this grant seeks to incorporate and implement the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA Foods in meals served under the National School Lunch Program by providing:

  • Fun, interactive nutrition education lessons that connect the classroom, cafeteria, farm, home, and globe through classroom garden and taste testing sub-grants;
  • Cycle menus for foodservice staff to meet meal pattern and HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) requirements through the incorporation of USDA Foods into school meals;
  • Training and resources for school foodservice staff on the implementation of the 2010 DGAs through the utilization of behavioral economics;
  • Training on wellness policies and the creation of healthy school environments to administrators, teachers, and parents through the hosting of a school wellness conference; and
  • Technical assistance to school staff completing HUSSC applications. 

 

For questions about this information, contact Angela Farris (608) 267-9206