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Free Taste-Testing Posters and More for Team Nutrition Schools!

Published: 37 days ago
" November 1, 2022 - New resources are available for schools that are part of the Team Nutrition Network of over 52,000 schools committed to providing healthy school meals and nutrition environments for students. Enroll now to have access to these printed resources!
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November 1, 2022 -  Team Nutrition Schools (https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/schools) are part of an important network of over 52,000 schools committed to providing healthy school meals and nutrition environments for students. The Team Nutrition Network now shows the number of Team Nutrition Schools in each State, using a friendly interactive map. To view the map for Team Nutrition Schools, visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/schools/search/interactive. Signing up to become a Team Nutrition School is free and easy, and any school participating in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to enroll.  

Team Nutrition Schools have access to free exclusive printed materials. These resources include:
  • Taste-Test Poster (limit 1 pack of 2 posters per school);
  • Be a Food Critic! Poster (limit 1 pack of 2 posters per school);
  • Stronger With School Meals Activity Booklet (limit 6 packs of 50 booklets per school) and buttons (limit 20 packs of 2 buttons with different designs per school);  
  • Discover New Foods Decals, which include decals for Dairy, Fruits, Grains, Proteins, and Vegetables (limit 20 sets of 5 per school);
  • Fueling My Healthy Life Decals, which includes decals for Active, Busy, Colorful, Creative, and Flavorful (limit 20 sets of 5 per school);
  • Make Today a Try-Day! Stickers (limit 10 rolls of 100 stickers per school); and
  • Launch Your Day with Breakfast! Stickers (limit 10 rolls of 200 stickers per school).

New schools that join the Network will receive the ordering instructions to request these free materials no later than one week after their enrollment has been approved.

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