Healthy School Meals

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Notes from the Backpack Podcast

School breakfast and lunch provides up to 50% of students daily nutrient needs. Yet many students still are not taking advantage of these meals or participating in these programs. 

What PTAs Can Do

Learn More:

  • School Meals Leader's Guide: Developed by National PTA to help local PTAs partner with their school leaders, school nutrition team, families and students to support schools in serving healthy school meals.

  • Smart Snacks and Child Nutrition: (National PTA) Helps PTAs be a successful partner in the transition to Smart Snacks, including alternatives when fundraising is necessary.

  • USDA Community Eligibility Provision Resource Center: Provides extensive resources for parents, teachers, and school officials at the local, state, and Federal level to better understand CEP and its positive benefits, along with useful tools to help facilitate successful implementation of the provision in your school.