Team Nutrition

Team Nutrition is a program created by the United States Department of Agriculture for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Your school district participates in this program. The mission of Team Nutrition is to improve the health and education of children by creating innovative public and private partnerships that promote food choices for a healthful diet through the media, schools, families and the community.
Supporters of Team Nutrition share these common values:
1.    We believe that children should be empowered to make food choices that reflect the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
2.    We believe that good nutrition and physical activity are essential to children’s health and educational success.
3.    We believe that school meals that meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans should appeal to children and taste good.
4.    We believe our programs must build upon the best science, education, communication and technical resources available.
5.    We believe that public/private partnerships are essential to reaching children to promote food choices for a healthful diet.
6.    We believe that messages to children should be age appropriate and delivered in a language they speak, through media they use, in ways that are entertaining and actively involve them in learning.
7.    We believe in focusing on positive messages regarding food choices children can make.
8.    We believe it is critical to stimulate and support action and education at the national, state, and local levels to successfully change children’s eating behaviors.