School Based Initiatives

Team Nutrition Program

Team Nutrition LogoTeam Nutrition (TN) is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. Its goal is to improve children's lifelong eating and physical activity habits through training for child nutrition foodservice professionals, promoting quality nutrition curriculum in schools and child care facilities, and building school and community support for healthy school environments. Missouri’s Team Nutrition Program is working on three interventions which are described below:

  1. HealthierUS School Challenge Training Intervention: focuses on training school food service employees on meeting the HealthierUS School Challenge and providing HUSSC Coaching in 12 schools.
  2. Evaluation of Local Wellness Policies
  3. Training Opportunities: The TN program partners with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide training to school food service professionals on implementing healthier menus and creating cafeteria environments that promote healthy behaviors.

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