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Wisconsin Team Nutrition Training Grants

Wisconsin 2016-2019 Team Nutrition Training Grant

The focus of the 2016-2019 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 on behavioral economics, culinary techniques, and communication strategies to increase participation in the NSLP and SBP and assist students with meeting the recommendations set forth in the DGAs;
  • nutrition education to students utilizing multiple channels of communication to increase student nutrition knowledge, favorable attitudes towards fruits and vegetables, and selection of foods from the dark green, red/orange, and beans/peas subgroups; and
  • training and technical assistance to school staff on local wellness policies to build support for healthy school environments that encourage nutritious food choices, physically active lifestyles, health education, and student and family involvement in the school meal programs.

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.