Wisconsin 2017-2020 Team Nutrition Training Grant
The focus of the 2017-2020 Wisconsin Team Nutrition Training Grant is to assist students participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) with meeting the recommendations set forth in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) by providing appealing and nutritious meals, nutrition education, and school environments that are conducive to healthy eating. Specifically, this grant proposal seeks to implement behavior focused strategies by providing:
- training and technical assistance to school nutrition professionals to prepare and serve nutritious meals that increase participation in the school meals program by conducting a peer-to-peer mentor training on topics such as Smarter Lunchrooms, social media and communications, and student involvement;
- nutrition education to students utilizing multiple channels of communication to increase nutrition knowledge, skills, and motivation to make healthy food choices through culinary-based education, specifically, chef-led demonstrations, taste testing activities, and a student chef competition;
- training and technical assistance to school staff on strengthening and implementing local wellness policies to build support for healthy school environments that encourage nutritious food choices and physically active lifestyles.
Wisconsin 2019-2022 Team Nutrition Training Grant
The focus of the 2019 Wisconsin Team Nutrition Training Grant for Innovative State Training Programs is to improve school nutrition professionals’ knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy related to school meal programs through the expansion of the Goal Oriented Achievement Learning Skills (GOALS) Training Certification Program. The GOALS training program provides school nutrition professionals with opportunities to meet U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) professional standards objectives, receive knowledge and skills specific to their job description, and provide recognition to school nutrition professionals that demonstrate competency. The School Nutrition Team will be offering regional trainings for school nutrition professionals on topics related to program basics, financial and human resource management, health and safety, and quality meal improvement.