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Training Tools for Healthy Schools e-Learning Series

School Health Guidelines
to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

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Guideline 3: Nutrition Services

Video Transcript [PDF - 104 KB]

Video Summary

  • Guideline 3: Provide a quality school meal program and ensure that students have appealing, healthy food and beverage choices offered outside of the school meal program.
  • All students are eligible to participate in federally sponsored school meal programs, regardless of income level.
  • Putting nutrition standards in place for all foods and beverages available outside of the school meal program can be an effective strategy to ensure healthier foods and beverages are offered.


What strategies support guideline 3?

What are competitive foods?

Where are competitive foods sold?

What types of competitive foods are commonly available?


Alliance for a Healthier Generation Snacks and Beverages

Competitive Foods in Schools

Implementing Strong Nutrition Standards for Schools: Financial Implications [PDF - 1.85MB]

School Nutrition Success Stories

USDA Nutrition Standards for School Meals

USDA Smart Snacks in School

USDA Team Nutrition


SHG Executive Summary [PDF - 5.09MB]

SHG Full Report [PDF - 973KB]

Tips for Teachers [PDF - 3.57MB]

Full Course Content [PDF - 364KB]

Training Tools for Healthy Schools