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 (DGAs) 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.
Wisconsin 2014-2016 Team Nutrition Training Grant
The focus of the 2014-2016 Team Nutrition Training Grant is to enhance and expand current state initiatives that are working to improve 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 DGAs by utilizing smarter lunchrooms;
- Skills-based culinary training for foodservice staff on creating menus that meet the meal pattern requirements by increasing the variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains;
- Resources for school staff to assist with meeting new local wellness policy (LWP) requirements and opportunities for students to create healthier foods at school;
- Training and technical assistance to School Food Authorities (SFAs) to create healthier school environments through the promotion of the HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC); and
- Fun and interactive nutrition education lessons for child care providers.