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Information about the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Team Nutrition (TN) Initiative that provides nutrition education materials created for children in the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP).
Important Notice: CACFP Program Moved to CDSS

The Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill (SB) 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) authorized the transfer of child care and development programs administered by the California Department of Education to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) effective July 1, 2021. The content on this page may not be current and involves the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that has moved to CDSS. Visit the CDSS CACFP web page External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.

Description

The TN Initiative supports national efforts to promote lifelong healthy food choices and physical activity by improving the practices in the CNP. TN provides free, quality nutrition education materials to teachers, parents, and operators of the CNP. California became the first TN state partner on August 31, 1995.

  • Originator of Resources: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • User of Resources: CNP operators, teachers, and parents

  • Audience: Preschool, elementary, and secondary school-age children

  • Cost: All online resources can be downloaded for free, CNP operators can order the printed version of resources for free

  • Languages Offered: All resources are in English, many resources are available in Spanish, and one resource is offered in Chinese and French

  • Date updated: February 2019

Resources

To learn more about the TN initiative, visit the USDA Team Nutrition web site External link opens in new window or tab..

Contacts

For technical assistance, contact the USDA TN staff by email at TeamNutrition@fns.usda.gov.

If you have other questions, please contact Jennifer Kuo, Nutrition Education Assistant, by phone at 916-322-9943 or by email at jkuo@cde.ca.gov or Desiree Rojo, Child Nutrition Consultant, by phone at 916-323-0213 or by email at drojo@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Education and Nutrition Policy Unit | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 10, 2021
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