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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.
Fruits and Veggies- More Matters

"Looking for a brighter future? Try eating a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables. The potential benefits associated with eating more fruits and vegetables stack up quickly: Reducing your risk of certain chronic diseases is only the beginning.

Whether fresh, frozen, canned, dried or 100% juice, these 200+ taste sensations are quick, delicious and convenient, and will keep you healthy all year round."

Fuel Up to Play 60

The competitive funding initiative provides money to help schools jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Any U.S. school can enroll in the free program and thus be eligible to apply for up to $4,000 to help increase access to and consumption of nutrient-rich foods and participation in physical activity opportunities for students.

Deadline: 6 Jun 13

Full Stomachs = Full Minds - A Legislator's Guide to School Breakfast

"New Mexico Appleseed is a nonpartisan, nonpro! t policy organization dedicated
to systemic change on behalf of the poor and underserved. We craft evidence-based
policy recommendations and work in a conciliatory manner with stakeholders to
make lasting change."

Games for Change: Fatworld
A video game for ages 7 and up, Fatworld explores the politics of nutrition, the relationship between obesity, nutrition, and socioeconomics in the U.S. The game’s goal is not to tell people what to eat or how to exercise, but to demonstrate the complex, interwoven relationships between nutrition and factors like budgets, the physical world, subsidies, and regulations.
Garden to Cafeteria Project Manual

School garden leaders can use this step-by-step manual to help implement a Garden-to-Cafeteria program in their school. The manual deals with barriers to implementing a Garden-to-Cafeteria program and how to overcome them!

Garden to Cafeteria and Youth Farmers’ Market Resources brought to you by:

Slow Food Denver and Denver Urban Gardens Present:
Garden To Cafeteria & Youth Farmers’ Market Workshop
Adams County Fairgrounds, Al Lesser Building
9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO 80640
Feb 10, 2012, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Check out these links for more information:
Denver Urban Gardens' School Garden and Nutrition Curriculum
Slow Food Denver's Seed To Table School Food Program

Geographic Preference A primer on purchasing fresh local food for schools

School Food FOCUS offers a guide to schools in purchasing local food.

Getting Started: A Guide for Creating School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms

From the Center For Ecoliteracy
"Getting Started is a 51-page guide designed and published by the Center for Ecoliteracy in collaboration with Life Lab Science Program, a national leader in garden-based education."

Global Resource Action Center for the Environment/Food & Water Watch

"Food & Water Watch is a non-profit organization that advocates for common sense policies that will result in healthy, safe food and access to safe and affordable drinking water. Everyone is dependent on shared resources like clean water, safe food and healthy oceans. It’s essential that these shared resources be regulated in the public interest rather than for private gain. Our staff, located in 12 offices in the United States, works with a range of constituencies to inform and hold policymakers accountable. Our international staff in Latin America and the European Union (where we are known as Food & Water Europe) work with coalition partners to track the global impact of U.S. corporations on public policy."

Glossary of Meat Production Methods

"You want to eat better but all those labels are so confusing – what can you do? Carry this handy glossary when you shop to find the best food for you and your family"