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Schools throughout the state are working hard to create healthier nutrition environments for students. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, administrator, or community member, it is important to get involved in school-based initiatives targeting the health of our children. If you have questions about School Nutrition Programs or Coordinated School Health and Safety Programs, please contact Whitney Vance, Nutrition Education Consultant, at (517) 241-4437.


Nutrition Education


What's New?

• Michigan Nutrition Standards Toolkit This toolkit will give you the resources you need to implement the Michigan Nutrition Standards. It is relevant to anyone involved with schools: teachers, administrators, parents, school nutrition professionals, counselors, social workers, school nurses, community members, and more.

• Michigan Junior Chef Competition 2011 Cookbooks, pictures, videos, and more! The 2011 Michigan Junior Chef Cook-off Competition was held on May 11, 2011, at Michigan State University.

• Michigan Nutrition Standards Competitive Foods Calculator Excel icon This tool provides a summary of the nutrition recommendations for foods and beverages served outside of the USDA Child Nutrition Programs. Plug information from the Nutrition Facts label into the calculator to see if products meet the nutrition recommendations for competitive foods.

• Michigan Nutrition Standards PDF icon Michigan Department of Education Recommendations for all Foods and Beverages Available in Michigan Schools. Adopted October 12, 2010

• Model Local Wellness Policy PDF icon Adopted October 11, 2005

Curriculum and Instruction

• Michigan Parent Teacher Student Association Promotes Healthy Food and Beverage PDF icon


• CSHP Tri-County Community Obesity Forum - October 5 2005 PPT icon Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation

• Michigan Action for Healthy Kids - Show To Go PPT icon This PowerPoint presentation, developed by Michigan Action for Healthy Kids' Western Region, was created for health advocates who want to "sell" healthier school environments to school boards, educators, and parents. Adapt, edit, and use as you wish.

Resources and Related Information

• Local Wellness Policy Reports:Local Wellness Policy Implementation Grant Data Report
Parent Champions for School Wellness Initiative Report
How Students Drive Local Wellness Policy Changes in Districts

• School Needs Assessment: Focused on Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 PDF icon

• Tips and Tools to Help Implement Michigan's Healthy Food and Beverages Policy PDF icon September 2004

• Policy on Offering Healthy Food and Beverages In Venues Outside of the Federally Regulated Child Nutrition Programs PDF icon Adopted December 18, 2003

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