Team Nutrition

Team Nutrition is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that works to alleviate childhood obesity and promote physical activity. The program provides training and technical assistance to food service staff, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity. Team Nutrition’s goal is to improve children’s lifelong eating and physical activity habits by using the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

Team Nutrition Recipe Contest
Minnesota Harvest Recipe Contest – Instructions
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is seeking recipes featuring Minnesota-grown products as a main ingredient. This document outlines the contest requirements and submission process.

Minnesota Harvest Recipe Contest – Cover Sheet
Submit this cover sheet with your recipe following the instructions outlined in the document.

Team Nutrition Resources
Schools and child care facilities participating in federal Child Nutrition Programs can access nutrition and physical activity resources. Order hard copies or download materials from the USDA Team Nutrition website.

Become Part of the Team!
Is your school a Team Nutrition School? Focus attention on the important role nutritious school meals, nutrition education and a health-promoting school environment play in helping students learn to enjoy healthy eating and physical activity by joining today!

Don't know if your school is already a Team Nutrition school? Want to access a variety of nutrition, physical activity and overall school wellness resources? Visit Team Nutrition School.

The Team Nutrition training grant funds a variety of training on topics such as smarter lunchrooms, dietary guidelines, and culinary skills. Watch the School Nutrition Program (SNP) training webpage and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) training webpage for opportunities.

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