The Bureau of Nutrition Programs and Services provides educational leadership, program technical assistance, federal and state funding and general services that promote and fund health, nutritional daily needs of children and adults and nutrition education for all program participants through the administration of USDA Child Nutrition Services in New Hampshire schools, institutes and summer programs.
For more information, please contact Patty Carignan at (603)271-3862 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Bureau here.
Wellness Policy Basics
Each local educational agency that participates in the National School Lunch Program or other federal Child Nutrition programs is required by federal law to establish a local school wellness policy for all schools under its jurisdiction.
Local wellness policies are an important tool for parents, local educational agencies (LEAs) and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.
View this recorded training to learn the basics! (Slides are available here)
Harvesting Success for Students
NH’s vibrant local agriculture is a fantastic resource to support not only the physical wellness of our students, but many other aspects as well! View the module below explore the NH Harvest of the Month Program, USDA farm to school resources including classroom curriculum, and the Farm to Child Care/Preschool toolkit. A copy of the presentation can also be found here.