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Now Available in Print for Team Nutrition Schools: Stronger with School Meals Materials

" October 27, 2021 - Team Nutrition Schools can now order free printed copies of new Stronger with School Meals educational materials. These materials celebrate how school meals, and the school nutrition professionals that provide them, help students stay strong physically (through good nutrition) and mentally (through the sharing of mealtimes in person or virtually).
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October 27, 2021 - Team Nutrition Schools can now order free printed copies of new Stronger with School Meals educational materials. These materials celebrate how school meals, and the school nutrition professionals that provide them, help students stay strong physically (through good nutrition) and mentally (through the sharing of mealtimes in person or virtually). 

Schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program can join Team Nutrition Schools or update their school’s information. Existing Team Nutrition Schools should have received an email with ordering information on October 7, 2021. Newly enrolled Team Nutrition Schools will receive an email within five business days of approval to the Team Nutrition Network with ordering information, while supplies last. All are welcome to download these materials and make copies.

Team Nutrition Schools will be able to order free printed copies of the following:
    • An Infographic for teachers and parents (in English and Spanish)
    • An Activity Booklet for elementary-aged students
    • Two buttons for school nutrition professionals

Available soon:
    • Five stickers for students

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Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

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