Feeding America's Schoolchildren: Resources for Public Health and School Stakeholders

Federal school nutrition programs are a critical component in national efforts to reduce childhood obesity. At the same time, school officials are faced with a complex system of legal requirements and practical challenges to getting nutritious food on children's trays. By understanding the school food system, those who support serving nutritious foods in schools will be in a better position to support school efforts, identify opportunities for collaboration, build new partnership, and obtain critical resources. These resources provide public health officials and other school stakeholders with an overview of legal and practical considerations impacting federal school nutrition programs.


Feeding America’s Schoolchildren: Navigating the Complicated Legal Terrain and Practical Challenges of Federal School Nutrition Programs

This policy brief provides public health officials and other school stakeholders with an overview of legal and practical considerations impacting federal school nutrition programs.




Legal and Practical Considerations in the Operation of Federal School Nutrition Programs

This fact sheet provides an overview of key legal and practical considerations impacting the operation of federal school nutrition programs to support efforts obtain nutritious food for these programs.



Collective Purchasing of Food for Federal School Nutrition Programs

This fact sheet provides an overview of collective purchasing approaches used by schools in the operation of federal school nutrition programs.



Resource Compilation: General Procurement Regulations and Resources

This is a list of key resources providing background information on the operation of federal school nutrition programs, including school procurement practices, collective purchasing, food safety, USDA Foods, Farm to School initiatives, and others.