Healthy Foods at School and Home
Through Creating Healthy Environments for Schools, Healthy Foods staff provide resources to help students become more involved in their health through nutritious eating at both school and home. This is done by strategic promotion of healthy school lunches and involvement in the kitchen.
Cooking with Kids at Home
Check out some cool recipes you can do at home by watching the videos below!
The goal of Creating Healthy Environments for Schools and this toolbox is to provide easy to access resources to reduce saturated fat, sodium and added sugar in meals served, while also increasing meal participation and promoting a districtwide culture of health.
These resources are a collection of tools used to assess the nutrition programs for each school district. All or some of these tools may be used, depending on program needs.Assessments
Child Nutrition Director
These resources and tools are intended to help the Nutrition Director make improvements to the program both in the near and long-term.Child Nutrition Director
Child Nutrition Staff
These resources and tools will assist in a continuous cycle of improvement for all staff members.Child Nutrition Staff
District Administrators provide the guidance and funding to make school nutrition happen.District Administrators
Key to provide quality environments for healthy school meals are school administrators.School Administrators
Teachers and School Staff
These resources and tools include curriculum and information on healthy food.Teachers and School Staff
The resources included here will provide students with the information they need to make informed, healthy choices.Students
The resources and tools provided here will not only provide the information needed for healthy nutrition, but also how to provide affordable, healthy food at home.Parents
Resources and tools are provided here to help community partners get involved and provide quality assistance to schools.Community Partners
Any quality school nutrition program needs the support of the general public. Here are some resources to inform them and get them involved.General Public
The higher the quality of the food provided for school nutrition, the easier it is to get buy-in from stakeholders. Here are some resources to work effectively with them.Vendors
For more information about Creating Healthy Environments for Schools, contact Ally Mrachek at AMrachek@uams.edu.
Funding for Creating Healthy Environments for Schools is provided by the Alice L. Walton Foundation.