Alliance for a Healthier Generation Alliance Smart Foods Planner

New Training Videos!

Are you pondering how to meet your wellness goals AND keep fundraising, celebration and reward practices fun and relevant to your school community? Then check out our latest training videos for tips and tricks to get started today!

Celebrate Breakfast!

Healthier Generation and No Kid Hungry have teamed-up again for breakfast! Do you want to show your school community the benefits of school breakfast? Use this PR bundle highlighting why it's a win-win for all! Then check out these marketing strategies for Generating Awareness, Generating Excitement and Generating Support to make your program a success all around!

Explore our featured breakfast recipes and new breakfast after the bell menus designed to ignite creativity, whether you are just beginning your breakfast after the bell journey or you are already soaring high!

And don't forget about these breakfast after the bell videos designed for teachers and administrators. Making breakfast part of the school day  is academic! Students get the nutrients they need to have a successful day without having to rush through their morning meal.


Child Nutrition News!

The updated CACFP meal pattern went into effect October 1, 2017. Check out the Alliance's new resources throughout this site - a CACFP Calculator, new menus, and fun recipes! Need more guidance? There are also many useful resources from the USDA:


Looking for Local Wellness Policy resources? The Alliance and USDA are here to help!

Alliance Resources:

USDA Resources:


How to Use This Tool

Browse products by category, ingredient, meal type and Smart Snacks compliance.

Find kid-friendly recipes for your school or site.

View menu plans to use as turnkey food service solutions.

Do you want to see your school or program's menus or recipes featured on this site? Send an email to

Did you catch our 

Chat & Chew series?

School meal rockstars Donna Marting, Dayle Hayes and Jeanne Riley shared their insight on three hot topics in child nutrition today - increasing whole grains, boosting nutrition and lowering sodium. Don't worry if you missed it! We've summarized their strategies and you can view the series on Healthier Generation's YouTube channel!




Training Center

Feature in the Training Center!

Smart Choices for the Health of It

The Training Center is a virtual space to connect with the Alliance’s National Advisors and engage with like-minded healthy change makers.

Search for trainings on specific topics, take on-demand trainings, track and revisit previously viewed trainings and participate in online discussions facilitated by the Alliance’s National Advisors. Learn more about the National Advisors.

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Food for Thought

  • Smart Shopping for Smart Snacks – Part II
    Last week we had the opportunity to listen in on an interview that our Healthy Schools Program Manager in Missouri, Terry Atteberry, had hosted with Kim Buckmanand Mary Lew Lewelling, wellness coordi
  • 5 Wellness Ideas for Our Extra Hour of Daylight
    Daylight savings time is here! How are you using your extra hour of daylight? Here are 5 simple ideas. Which one will you try? Send your ideas to me using @hatchdw.