External Food Service Personnel and EducatorsReliable external resources related to increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables in schools.
DoD Fresh Program
The Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Web page.
United States Department of Agriculture Team Nutrition is dedicated to helping meet the goal of healthier children.
Healthy Meals Resource System
The Healthy Meals Resource System (HMRS) provides recipes, resources, and information on food safety and the preparation of nutritious meals to persons working in USDA's Child Nutrition Programs.
Network for a Healthy California
The Network for a Healthy California Champions for Change Web site promotes healthy eating and physical activity patterns as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Kids Resource Center
The California Healthy Kids Resource Center maintains a comprehensive collection of health education materials for use by teachers, administrators, university faculty, and other professionals who work with preschool through 12th grade students in school settings and after-school programs.
The California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) web site provides programs, tips, recipes, materials, and ideas for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Department of Food and Agriculture
California Department of Food and Agriculture's kids Web site.
for Agriculture in the Classroom
The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Web site provides tools to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among educators and students.
The National Farm to School Web site provides information to connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local small farmers.