Resources

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The Lunch Box’s Resources section is the central library for all resource tools developed by The Lunch Box team and those shared by other School Food experts around the country. It is a wellspring of tools including evaluations, grant finding and writing tools, feasibility studies, case studies, Farm to School resources and more so you can consider and begin to take action to transform your school district’s food program from a highly processed to a scratch-cooking environment.
Farm to School Tips, Tools & Guidelines for Food Distribution & Food Safety
This manual gives guidance for meeting food safety protocols and also features two new tools for use by farmers and school food service directors that are currently being used in Oklahoma: a distribution cost template which will help producers understand the true costs of produce delivery and assists in the determination of “farm gate” values for their crops, helping them to make determinations regarding the optimal delivery methods for their FTS produce and a produce calculator which will help farmers determine the amount of produce to be delivered to meet the demands of a school nutrition program and figure cost per serving of produce.
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Fast Food FACTS the Food Advertising to Children and Teens Score Report

Re-posted with permission from the Yale Rudd Center- http://www.fastfoodmarketing.org/

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Federal Sustainable Agriculture Program Primer

"The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

NSAC was founded upon two shared, integrated, and equal priorities. These are: to support, build, develop, and engage the grassroots of sustainable agriculture for the health and vitality of the sustainable agriculture movement; and to research, develop, and advocate federal policies relating to farm, food, and environmental issues, appropriations, and implementation to support and advance sustainable agriculture.

Committed to diversity, NSAC builds capacity among members at the grassroots to develop leadership. It is a coalition with political, media, communications, and collaboration expertise that employs effective and experienced staff."

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Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger

"An international classroom for exploring the problems of hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity. Feeding Minds Fighting Hunger is designed to help equip and encourage teachers, students and young people all over the world to actively participate in creating a world free from hunger.

You will find lessons modules for teachers, resources and activities for young people and an interactive forum for exchanging information and experiences around the world."

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Feeding Your Kids

"Feeding Your Kids is a 42-day program that helps you make small changes over time that add up to a big result. Encourage your children to develop healthy eating habits that last a lifetime! It's completely free!
The Feeding Your Kids program is for everyone who wants to feed their children healthier. It's the only program of this kind written from a parent's perspective, addressing the real-life complications that make parents struggle with feeding. If you want to change how you feed your child, take this program!"

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Fight Bac!

"Every year, one in six Americans gets sick from dangerous foodborne bacteria. The estimated 128,000 who suffer serious illness requiring hospitalization each year are those most vulnerable to infections -- young children, the elderly, and other people with compromised immune systems. The Partnership for Food Safety Education’s mission is to end illness and death from foodborne infection in the United States.

The Partnership is a one-of-a-kind nonprofit that brings together stakeholders to ensure that Americans have access to actionable information they need to protect themselves from food poisoning. The Partnership works with an active network of 10,000 field educators, providing them with tools they can use to educate people about protecting their health through safe food handling and hygiene."

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Final Rule Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs - January 2012

2012 USDA dietary specifications chart for the Final Rule Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

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Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc. (FOG)

"Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc. supports and promotes organic and sustainable agriculture, wherein; we educate consumers, farmers, future farmers (children & youth), businesses, policy makers and the general public."

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Food and Agriculture Organization

"Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.
FAO's activities comprise four main areas: Putting information within reach, Sharing policy expertise, Providing a meeting place for nations, and Bringing knowledge to the field."

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