Healthy Places for Kids to Eat (HPKE), was designed to bring together groups of people who had different types of expertise, different mandates, and different sources of funding.

Their work focused on creating healthier environments in schools and in early care and education settings.  Specifically, the teams worked to implement nutrition standards in schools and early care and education settings, increase the number of salad bars in schools, and/or implement Farm to School or Farm to Preschool programs.  The three-year grant period started October 2013 and ended September 2016.

 

ASPHN would like to thank all of the states and national partners that were involved in the HPKE.  Although the grant has finished, work is still being done.  If you would like more information please contact amber@asphn.org.

States Participating in HPKE

Nine states from different regions are participating in the HPKE program.
The states and their focus are listed below.

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ARIZONA

Nutrition Standards

As their strategy Arizona is providing technical assistance to 9 local education agencies on wellness policies. They are using the HPKE program to support their state’s CDc 1305 funding.

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ARKANSAS

Farm to Institution

Arkansas is working on broadening their state’s support for Farm to Institution through their state’s Coordinated School Health Program and beyond.

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ALASKA

Salad Bars

Alaska chose Salad Bars to Schools as their strategy and will focus their efforts on rural school districts. They want to improve nutrition standards through implementation of salad bars

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MARYLAND

Nutrition Standards

Maryland is focusing their efforts on following up with schools that have completed a statewide wellness policy training. They are using the HPKE program to support their state’s CDC 1305 funding.

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MINNESOTA

Nutrition Standards

Minnesota is focusing their efforts on improving nutrition environments through increased access to fruits and vegetables in childcare settings. They are using the HPKE program to support their state’s CDC 1305 funding.

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MISSOURI

Nutrition Standards

Missouri is focusing on providing culinary skills training to school food service staff so that they are better prepared to implement USDA food service regulations. They are using the HPKE program to support their state’s CDC 1305 funding.

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NEW JERSEY

Farm to Institution

New Jersey is working on a marketing program to recognize farmers and schools with successful farm to school program.

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TENNESSEE

Farm to Institution

Tennessee will focus their efforts on farm to preschool programs.

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UTAH

Nutrition Standards

Utah will build a state coalition to support this strategy.

National Partners

The national partners in the HPKE program make up NAC. NAC advises the states and provides technical assistance. 

Resources

NAC partners and HPKE members have shared several helpful resources.

1304 Grant Materials

Collaboration

National Farm to School

Health Equity

Missouri's Team

National Center for Cultural Competence

Nutrition Standards

Salad Bars

Wellness Policies

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