The Team Nutrition “Back to School” e-Newsletter!

Kick off back to school with nutrition education materials, tips, and tools for your classroom with The Team Nutrition e-Newsletter!  Click here to read the August 2014, “Back-to-School” issue.

New Policy Makes It Easier for Community Eligibility Schools to Participate in E-Rate Program.

A new policy from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been released making it easier for school districts operating the Community Eligibility Provision to apply for the E-rate program.  CLICK HERE to read about the new streamlined E-rate policy.

School Nutrition Programs Featured in Arizona Republic’s “Living Well AZ”

With school back in session for many Arizona students, it is important to understand the new school meal standards for the upcoming school year.  Cara Peczkowski, Registered Dietitian, and co-director for ADE’s  School Nutrition Programs is quoted in a new article in the Arizona Republic’s Living Well AZ magazine.  Click here to read “Healthier School Menu Options Now Available.”

Student Reactions to Updated School Nutrition Standards

Updated nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program went into effect at the beginning of the school year in 2012.  Click here to read a brief summary on data collected from two studies investigating reports from administrators at elementary, middle and high school students’ reactions to the healthier lunches.

Thank you!

To all school nutrition professionals, thank you!

Deputy Under Secretary Janey Thornton, recently addressed a letter to school nutrition professionals across the nation.  This letter thanks school district operators of the NSLP for their hard work and dedication in implementing the new meal standards and pledges USDA’s ongoing technical assistance and commitment to flexibility.  To access the letter, CLICK HERE.