Food Services & Nutrition
Consultants and advisors are available for you.
The Missouri Healthy Schools team includes experienced professionals who are available to answer your questions, provide training, and support your decision-making. Your consultants for Food Services & Nutrition are:
Contact Project Manager Anna Trainer, MPH with general inquiries.
Downloads, webinars and videos
USDA Team Nutrition Publishes New Resource for Serving Multiple School Meals
>> Main topics: This new publication provides operators of school meal programs such as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Seamless Summer Option (SSO), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) with technical assistance on the amounts of foods needed for multiple-day distribution. It also includes best practices and sample menus for school meals program operators who wish to distribute multiple meals at one time.
>> Access website
Increasing Drinking Water Availability in Schools
>> Main topics: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires schools to make potable water available at no charge to students, wherever lunch is served, and when breakfast is served in the cafeteria. Use this guide to learn strategies and tips for success for increasing drinking water availability during COVID-19 and beyond.
Back to School Meal Service: Feeding Kids During the 2020-2021 School Year - Part 3
>> Main topics: We’ll hear from two districts—Brandon Valley School District (South Dakota) and Vaughn Next Century Learning Center (California)— about their plans for feeding kids during the 2020-2021 school year.
>> Webinar Recording
Fit-Tastic at Home: Resources for Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Family Well-Being at Home
>> Main topics: Helpful resources for being Fit-Tastic at home during COVID-19. Designed for families by the Healthy Lifestyles Initiative of Kansas City, MO.
>> Access Website
School Nutrition Association: Thought Starters on Re-opening Schools for SY 2020-2021
>> Main topics: Strategies for SNS, including dining in classrooms and/or cafeterias, staffing, cleaning, social distancing, and more.
>> Thought Starters document
MOre Health Schools: Re-entry Considerations for School Nutrition Services
Presentation by Missouri Healthy Schools and EducationPlus, July 22, 2020 with Senior Nutritionist Lisa Farmer, DHSS; Sarah Chellberg, Director of Child Nutrition at the Raymore-Peculiar School District; Barbara Shaw, Coordinator in Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) at DESE; and Jenna Knuth, Director of FNS at North Kansas City Schools.
>> Main topics: Re-opening considerations for School Nutrition Services, overview and strategies from DESE and DHSS, and re-opening plans from the field.
>> Slide deck
>> Webinar recording
Save the date. Upcoming events.
Nov 5, 2020: 1:30 - 2 PM EST
Fostering a Culture of Wellness, Gratitude, and Self-Care: Strategies for Food Service Directors: Part 1
Nov 11, 2020: 2:30 - 3 PM EST
Fostering a Culture of Wellness, Gratitude, and Self-Care: Strategies for Food Service Directors: Part 2
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