Smarter Lunchroom Training
Did you know you can increase your students’ vegetable consumption 40-70% simply by creatively naming your vegetables and displaying these names near the food? This is just one sample of a Smarter Lunchroom technique. The Smarter Lunchroom Movement seeks to equip school lunchrooms with evidence-based tools that improve child eating behaviors and thus improve the health of children. Please view the WI Team Nutrition training to learn more about the Smarter Lunchroom movement and how to implement the techniques in your school. View the Blackboard Collaborate recording of the training.
Smarter Lunchroom Sub-grants (Announcement Letter)
Smarter Lunchroom Sub-grants are currently available to assist schools with implementing small changes to create lunchrooms that improve student eating behaviors. Sub-grant awards of up to $500 will be available for approximately 30 School Food Authorities (SFA). Multiple school sites may apply to receive funding; however, separate applications for each site are required. For more information on the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement, please visit: http://smarterlunchrooms.org/.
Funds can be used to:
- Purchase supplies, such as bowls to attractively display food.
- Print and/or purchase signage that encourages consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and calcium rich foods.
- Pay for staff time to attend the mandatory training webinar.
- Reimburse expenses to attend the Wisconsin School Wellness Summit.
WI Foods Taste Testing Sub-grant
The WI Foods Taste Testing Sub-grant application period has closed. Congratulations to all our sub-grant recipients. To access the required taste test education materials, please visit http://ne.dpi.wi.gov/ne_homegrown.