Alliance for a Healthier Generation Alliance Smart Foods Planner

Wellness Policy

All education agencies participating in federal Child Nutrition Programs, including the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, are required to develop and implement a wellness policy. Healthier Generation has resources to support your school district in implementing the nutrition components related to wellness policies.

Local Wellness Policy: Nutrition Promotion
Understand the importance of promoting participation in the School Meal Programs and learn easy ways to implement nutrition education opportunities throughout the school day.

Local Wellness Policy: Food & Beverage Marketing
Receive resources to support healthy marketing messages that promote good nutrition across the school campus and ensure all foods and beverages advertised meet the Smart Snacks in School Standards.

Get Students Involved

It’s important to engage students (your customers!) in the decision-making process about the types of foods and beverages they will see in the cafeteria, the quality of their customer experience and nutrition education activities that will be offered. Gaining input and approval from students will put you on a path to offering healthy, tasty meal options that keep youth lining up. 

Use these resources to get started: 

How to Use the Smart Food Planner

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.

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