Team Nutrition

An Initiative of USDA's Food and Nutrition Services

What is Team Nutrition?

Team Nutrition is an initiative of the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Serves. It supports national efforts to promote lifelong healthy food choices and physical activity by improving the nutrition practices of the Child Nutrition Programs. Team Nutrition provides resources to schools, child care settings, and summer meal site that participate in these programs.

Team Nutrition Strategies

  • Provide training and technical assistance to child nutrition professional to enable them to prepare and serve nutritious meals that appeals to children.
  • Increase nutrition education through multiple communication channels to help children have the knowledge, skills, and motivation to make healthy food and physical activity choices as part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Build support for healthy school and child care environments that encourage nutritious food choices and physically active lifestyles.

How to get Team Nutrition Materials

Looking for Team Nutrition information and resources for your school? All Team Nutrition resources are available on the Team Nutrition Web site in the Resource Library. Schools, child care providers (centers, sponsors, and day care homes), and summer meal sites that participate in USDA Child Nutrition programs may request free printed copies of certain materials here.


Beth Foland

Team Nutrition Specialist

Visit the IDOE Team Nutrition webpage.