Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) that supports the child nutrition programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity. Team nutrition provides resources to schools, child care settings, and summer meal sites to support national efforts to promote lifelong healthy food choices and physical activity.
Team Nutrition has three behavior-focused strategies:
- Provide training and technical assistance to Child Nutrition foodservice professionals to enable them to prepare and serve nutritious meals that appeal to students.
- Promote nutrition curriculum and education in schools through multiple communication channels to reinforce positive nutrition messages and encourage students to make healthy food and physical activity choices as part of a healthy lifestyle.
- Build school and community support for creating healthy school environments that are conducive to healthy eating and physical activity.
Schools are encouraged to enroll as a Team Nutrition school, affirming their commitment to improving their school wellness environment and gaining access to resources and opportunities exclusively available to Team Nutrition schools. Join the Team today.