Child Nutrition Links & Resources






Child and Adult Care Food Program Links

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Food Service Links

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Links for Kids

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Technical Assistance

The business of child nutrition can be difficult, but is manageable. With the proper training and technical assistance, a difficult task can be a snap. Area consultants from the State Department of Education can assist nutrition personnel in running a more efficient and effective child nutrition program by providing free technical assistance and training.

Public schools and child care establishments participating in child nutrition programs are assigned a consultant who specializes in helping nutrition personnel understand federal regulations.

Areas of Assistance

  • Interpret program regulations to board members, administrators, and food service personnel.
  • Advise program participants concerning the selection, arrangement, use, and care of kitchen equipment.
  • Review revenue and expenditures to determine the financial status of the CNP.
  • Evaluate the nutritional quality of meals provided and instruct program participants on creative ways to provide fun, healthy, and nutritious meals.
  • Help reduce labor and meal costs.
  • Provide training for the school staff on food preparation and purchasing.
  • Reduce paperwork and receive faster reimbursement.
  • Assist with the completion of verification forms, severe need breakfast forms, free and reduced-price applications, nutrient analysis, and other required document.

If you would like to find out more about the services provided by area consultants or would like assistance, you may contact Child Nutrition Programs or your area consultant.

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Wellness Policy Resources

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Nutrition Education Resources

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Oklahoma Team Nutrition

What is Team Nutrition?

Team Nutrition is the implementation tool for USDA's School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children. Our goal is to empower schools to serve meals that meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and motivate children in grades pre-K through 12 to make healthy eating choices.

How Does Team Nutrition Work?

Technical Assistance and Training supports school food service personnel by giving them the tools and skills they need to implement the School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children. New recipes created by teams of food service personnel, dietitians, and chefs, and taste-tested by children, are just one example of the materials USDA provides to help schools serve healthier meals with "kid appeal."

Who's On The Team?

We want every child in the nation to have the opportunity to learn how to eat for good health. This ambitious goal is made possible by extensive, strategic public-private partnerships and approximately 300 Team Nutrition Supporters who represent all of the industries that touch children's lives.

How Do Supporters Get Involved?

Supporters participate in school activities. Schools across the nation will be presenting nutrition and health fairs, tasting events, The Great Nutrition Adventure, and other nutrition education activities throughout the year. Supporters write about Team Nutrition in their newsletters. Supporters let their members know about the great changes taking place in schools and communities across the nation. Supporters reinforce Team Nutrition messages in the community by personalizing and reproducing Team Nutrition materials for employees, constituents and community organizations. Reproducible materials are available through the Team Nutrition headquarters, as listed below.

How Can I Get More Information?

USDA Team Nutrition

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Last updated on May 10, 2016