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Breaking Child Nutrition News!

USDA releases FY 2017 Farm to School Grant Program Request for Applications. Learn more about Farm to School, then access the application and FAQs today! Applications are due 12/8 - don't miss out on a great opportunity to build healthy habits in your school while supporting your local economy.


USDA announced four final rules implementing important provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Look for Alliance resources to help support implementation coming soon! Check out the four rules in the Federal Register:


Where are the Nutrition Advisors? 


Carol is headed west in October! On 10/10 she will be providing professional development to WCCUSD (Berkeley) school nutrition professionals covering Marketing and Merchandising to Increase Participation and Kids Are Our Customers. On 10/11 she'll be advising district staff on operations for continuos improvment. Follow Carol on Twitter @nutricook24.

Jill will be visiting her neighboring state of Missouri on 10/12 for the Healthy Schools Healthy Communities convening in Lake of the Ozarks. She'll be presenting on healthy fundraising and celebrations and non-food rewards, and the importance of supporting those practices through policy. Follow Jill on Twitter @rdjill.

On 10/19 Stephanie will be providing a live virtual training for NRPA on Healthy Celebrations and Healthy Potlucks as we begin to slide into the holiday season. Follow Stephanie on Twitter @joycefulRD.


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

Find kid-friendly recipes for your school or site.

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Training Center

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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