Education and Professional Development
Team Nutrition is introducing its first materials for summer meal sites! These new materials are designed to help families learn more about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity over the summer months, to raise awareness of the summer meal programs, and to make it easier for summer meal sites to offer enrichment activities.
The Take a Healthy Summer Break infographic and the This Summer, Eat Smart to Play Hard parent handout are colorful, parent-tested materials featuring practical tips to help families make small shifts that can lead to a healthier summer for the whole family.
The Summer Food, Summer Moves kit is also available for summer meal site operators and includes fun activities with positive nutrition messages along with kid-tested recipes that can be used in a variety of summer meal settings. The kit also includes posters, family handouts, flyers, and a placemat activity sheet. Learn more at: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/summer-food-summer-moves
USDA Professional Standards Resources
USDA has released a booklet designed to help State agencies, school food authorities, and school nutrition professionals understand and apply the Final Rule on Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs Personnel. See the guide and additional USDA resources here.
SNA's website offers a wealth of information on this topic, including latest news, tracking tools, training guides, FAQs and more. (Password may be required.)
MSDE Food and Nutrition YouTube Channel Playlist
Click here for the full list or click on any of the videos below to watch a specific training topic.
Within YouTube find the videos:
SNA's CERTIFICATE and CREDENTIAL Programs
The School Nutrition Association offers a certificate program and the SNS credential. Visit SNA's website to learn more about how you can earn a certificate or become credentialed: