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TEAM Nutrition


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Team Nutrition is an integrated, behavior-based, comprehensive nationwide plan for promoting the nutritional health of the nation’s school children.

SD Team Nutrition
The SD Department of Education administers the Team Nutrition Program in South Dakota through Child and Adult Nutrition Services (CANS). CANS contracts with South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service to manage some of SD’s Team Nutrition projects as well as other individuals and agencies.


Agencies applying for the grants must participate in US Department of Agriculture child nutrition programs such as CACFP, school lunch, after school snack or child and adult food program. Schools must be signed up for Team Nutrition. Funding provided by USDA Team Nutrition Training Grant to SD Department of Education.

Harvest of the Month
The purpose of this mini-grant is to actively engage children in learning about and exposing them to sample fruits and vegetables. A team approach including the school, parents and community grocers is recommended. The mini-grant should be used in schools, after school programs, preschools, and summer programs. Grant recipients will be asked to evaluate their programs with pre- and post-surveys to see that children are increasing their knowledge and willingness to eat fruits and vegetables. Grant funding will be based on the total enrollment of the class(es) who will experience HOM: 0 to 100 children = $125, 101 to 200 children =$250, 201 to 400 children =$500. It is acceptable to request smaller amounts. In an effort to involve grocers or farmers’ markets in promoting fruits and vegetables, the grant will also provide free print resources for HOM/Pick it! Try it! Like it! materials for the grocers or vendors who agree to provide these complimentary materials to shoppers in their stores.

Grant Information and Application
Harvest of the Month Survey

2013 Cool Cooks in Schools Workshop
Quantity Foods, Sandy Kramer
Recipe Set 1
Recipe Set 2
Recipe Set 3

Production Records Presentation, Cheriee Watterson
Food Safety Update Presentation
Update SOP's instructions

Production Records Presentation

Cool Cooks in Schools Presentation
Whitney Jerman, Midwest Dairy Association

Analyzing Recipes/ Component Contribution, Janelle Peterson
Math Basics
Developing and Standardizing Recipes
Recipe Analysis

School Breakfast, Morgan Mclain

Fruit and Veggie Bar, Arlene Chambers
Best Practices in Handling Fresh Produce

 New Resource on the Team Nutrition page
School Lunch---What’s on their Plate—Why?---Can we survive?

Are you looking for a resource to support the new lunch menu? Do you need a short presentation for Staff, Parents, and Community that will have them saying “Hey the new school lunch meal pattern is awesome!” You may find your support and comic relief on the Team Nutrition web page. Take a minute to review the 6 PSA’s and the Power Point on the Team Nutrition Web page.

Just click here.

 Amazing Body Exhibit Tours
The Amazing Body Exhibit is available for download from the SD Public Broadcasting website or search SDPB Digital Learning Library for ‘Amazing Body Tour’. Your school or after school program could be host to this set of 11 visual and interactive learning centers on body organs, nutrition, and physical activity.
The exhibit consists of:
- 11 animated lessons to be played on DVD via computer and/or LCD projector
- Tips to enhance each learning station
- Classroom follow-up activities
- Online evaluation tool


For information about Team Nutrition, Training Activities and Grants contact South Dakota Department of Education, Team Nutrition Coordinator, 605-773-4718 or Karlys Wells - Extension Assistant, 605-688-4039.