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Healthy School Nutrition Environment

Keys to School Nutrition Success

There are seven characteristics generally present in a comprehensive school health approach that have successful nutrition programs, policies and environments. The keys to school nutrition SUCCESS are:

S= school food and nutrition guidelines are developed to provide context and direction
U= use foods served in school to reinforce nutrition guidelines and curriculum
C= curriculum involves experiential nutrition education that is fun, culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate
C= community programs, resources and services are engaged in healthy eating initiatives in schools
E= encourage parent and family involvement in healthy eating at home and at school
S= students and youth are engaged as leaders and decision-makers regarding healthy eating at school
S= school staff support and participate in healthy eating initiatives in school