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What is Team Nutrition

USDA's Team Nutrition is an integrated, behavior based, comprehensive plan for promoting the nutritional health of the Nation's children. This plan involves schools, parents, and the community in efforts to continuously improve school meals, and to promote the health and education of 50 million school children in more than 96,000 schools nationwide.

Team Nutrition's goal is to improve children's lifelong eating and physical activity habits by using the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

Schools are the key focal point for Team Nutrition. They are invited to enroll as "Team Nutrition Schools," affirming their commitment to take the lead in making nutritional changes, conducting nutrition education activities and events, and using innovative materials from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Emphasis is placed on working through state agencies to recruit Team Nutrition Schools as well as develop training support systems necessary for local implementation.
All program materials encourage students to:

  • Eat a variety of foods

  • Eat more fruits, vegetables and grains

  • Eat lower fat foods more often

  • Get your calcium-rich foods

  • Be physically active

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