Access to a variety of nutritious and appealing meals that accommodate the health and nutrition needs of all students. School nutrition programs reflect the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and other criteria to achieve nutrition integrity. The school nutrition services offer students a learning laboratory for classroom nutrition and health education, and serve as a resource for linkages with nutrition-related community services. Qualified child nutrition professionals provide these services.
Source: Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
( Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention )
MASH Recommended Reading
“Building a Healthier Future Through School Health Programs.” Chapter 9-1. Promising Practices in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control. A Public Health Framework for Action. (2003). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Department of Health and Human Services.
175-page document available in PDF format at www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/promising_practices