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Reliable external resources related to increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables in schools.

DoD Fresh Program External link opens in new window or tab.
The Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program web page.

USDA Team Nutrition External link opens in new window or tab.
United States Department of Agriculture Team Nutrition is dedicated to helping meet the goal of healthier children.

Healthy Meals Resource System External link opens in new window or tab.
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 External link opens in new window or tab.
The Network for a Healthy California Champions for Change website promotes healthy eating and physical activity patterns as part of a healthy lifestyle.

California Healthy Kids Resource Center External link opens in new window or tab.
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.

California Project LEAN External link opens in new window or tab.
The California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) website provides programs, tips, recipes, materials, and ideas for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

California Department of Food and Agriculture External link opens in new window or tab.
California Department of Food and Agriculture's kids website.

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom External link opens in new window or tab.
The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom website provides tools to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among educators and students.

Farm to School Program External link opens in new window or tab.
The National Farm to School website 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.

Questions: Amy Bell | abell@cde.ca.gov | 800-952-5609 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, August 13, 2020
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