Team Nutrition is introducing its first materials for summer meal sites! These new materials are designed to help families learn more about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity over the summer months, to raise awareness of the summer meal programs, and to make it easier for summer meal sites to offer enrichment activities.
The Take a Healthy Summer Break infographic and the This Summer, Eat Smart to Play Hard parent handout are colorful, parent-tested materials featuring practical tips to help families make small shifts that can lead to a healthier summer for the whole family. Please share these with your school contacts to disseminate before the end of the school year.
The Summer Food, Summer Moves kit is also available for summer meal site operators and includes fun activities with positive nutrition messages along with kid-tested recipes that can be used in a variety of summer meal settings. The kit also includes posters, family handouts, flyers, and a placemat activity sheet. Learn more at: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/summer-food-summer-moves
These materials are currently available online and may be printed and reproduced. Team Nutrition will make printed copies available this summer. Team Nutrition is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service to support the Federal Child Nutrition programs through training and technical assistance for food service, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity. For more information, visit: http://teamnutrition.usda.gov.