The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new tools on their School Nutrition Environment page. Since children average 6 hours a day at school can consume half of their daily calories at school, the CDC developed this site to provide additional resources and tools to support healthy eating in schools. The site focuses on school meals, smart snacks, celebrations and rewards, food and beverage marketing, staff role modeling, healthy eating opportunities, and water access.
In addition to the School Nutrition Environment page, the CDC has released the additional resource, Comprehensive Framework for Addressing the School Nutrition Environment and Services. Check out the new resources today and help get students in your area off to a healthy start this school year.