School nutrition professionals can increase participation in and satisfaction with their school meals. The following materials were designed for school nutrition professionals to learn about innovative practices and communicate with families, students, and the broader school community about the healthfulness of school meals. Here you'll find ideas about what other schools in Wisconsin are doing to make their school meals rock.
- The School Nutrition Outreach Toolkit provides resources and tools for school nutrition professionals to effectively promote their school nutrition programs and showcase why Wisconsin school meals rock.
- The Wisconsin School Meals Rock! brochures contain facts about the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, dispels common meal myths, and provide the benefits of participating in school meal programs. Print copies are available through the Wisconsin Team Nutrition Resource Order Form.
Breakfast in the Classroom Brochure provides information on how to make breakfast part of the school day, answers frequently asked questions, and showcases Wisconsin school success stories.
Best Practice Videos
Breakfast in the Classroom: How Black River Falls Schools and Monona Grove School District Makes Meals Rock
Breakfast in the classroom has proven successful at all grade levels by making breakfast more accessible to students, leading to increased participation, improved grades and a decrease in disciplinary referrals. The School District of Black River Falls and the Monona Grove School District are truly making their school meals rock.
Farm to School: How Plymouth School District Makes Meals Rock
See transformational practices in action in Plymouth. From student-grown produce, to an executive chef designing delicious meals with local food, to food service leadership and community nutrition programming led by dietitians, the Plymouth School District are truly making their school meals rock.
Smarter Lunchrooms: How Sauk Prairie School District and the Unified School District of Antigo Makes Meals Rock
See transformational practices in action in Sauk Prairie School District and the Unified School District of Antigo. From creatively naming menu items, to decorative fruit bowls, to student involvement in the school meals program, the Sauk Prairie School District and Unified School District of Antigo are truly making their school meals rock.