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School Nutrition…By Design!

A tool that provides the design principles behind developing a healthy school nutrition environment.


The School Nutrition…By Design tool provides quality indicators within each design principle that, taken together, reflect the ideal for a school nutrition environment. It also provides recommended strategies the school community can implement to create a nutrition environment that supports the development of healthy lifestyles during and after school. Finally, it provides a set of resources and examples that can be used while designing your own implementation strategies.

  • Originator of Resource: California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division
  • User of Resource: Child Nutrition Program Operators, teachers, and parents
  • Audience: Kindergarten through grade twelve
  • Languages Offered: English
  • Date updated: 2006


School Nutrition...By Design! (PDF)


For questions, please contact Lisa Melhouse, Nutrition Education Administrator, by phone at 916-445-6820 or by email at

Questions:   Lisa Melhouse | | 916-445-6820
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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