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.
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Nine states from different regions are participating in the HPKE program.
The states and their focus are listed below.
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. The Arizona Department of Health and Arizona Champions for Change developed a two-page flyer that gives a general overview of the Salad Bars to Schools Initiative.
The Fruit and Vegetable Bar Guide, developed by the Iowa Department of Education's Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services, is a great resource that answers many common questions about salad bars.
Alaska's Obesity Prevention and Control Program held three school salad bar trainings. The state also produced a training video, Alaska Salad Bars in Schools, a Salad Bar Safety Brochure, and Resources for School Food Service Professionals.
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.
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 and have a Salad Bars to Schools webpage that includes salad bar materials for school food service and donors.
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. Missouri has developed a MOU for schools and districts receiving salad bars. It all started with the ASPHN salad bar mini-grant!
Farm to Institution
New Jersey is working on a marketing program to recognize farmers and schools with successful farm to school program.
Farm to Institution
Tennessee will focus their efforts on farm to preschool programs.
Utah will build a state coalition to support this strategy.
Farm to Institution
The Ohio Seed to Salad Team created a comprehensive school salad bar toolkit, talking points and tips for parents and for school administrators, and a salad bar Mythbusters flyer.
New Mexico's salad bar team developed and compiled a number of resources, including two Powerpoint presentations – Meeting the New National School Lunch Program Requirements with Salad Bars and Farm to Cafeteria – and the guide, Lunch Box Guide to Salad Bars. In addition, the state published an article on their school salad bar conference in the newsletter, Southwest Marketing Network.
Several state agencies in Wisconsin developed a briefing paper to promote using locally-grown produce in school meals. The goal of this memo was to present a consistent message to schools. Click on Continue Story to view the brief.
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New York- Locally Grown Produce Initiative
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