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.
What’s for School Lunch?

Blog about school lunch. "I created this blog because I love food, and believe it or not, I actually loved school lunch when I was a kid. Please submit a picture of your school lunch, or a picture you happen across."

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White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity
A White House task force report on childhood obesity. Issues such as prenatal care, breastfeeding, early care and education are covered along with school meals, empowering parents, and access to healthy and affordable food. A plan for solving the problem of childhood obesity within one generation.
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Who Benefits from Federal Subsidies for Free and Reduced Price School Meals?

From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) - A memo providing guidance on paid lunch equity and revenue from non-program foods

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Whole Measures for Community Food Systems: VALUES-BASED PLANNING AND EVALUATION

"Whole Measures for Community Food Systems
is designed to give organizations and
communities a collaborative process for
defining and expressing their complex stories
and the multiple outcomes that emerge from
their work."

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Why Increase School Breakfast Participation? A Fact Sheet

Explains the importance of school breakfasts.

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Why We Should Move Towards Offering Universal Access to Breakfast in Our Classrooms
Making sure kids have breakfast each day is just as important as making sure healthy, balanced meals are served at lunch time. This study shows the impact universal classroom breakfast can have on students who statistically struggle the most with learning due to under-nutrition and domestic hunger issues.
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Wisconsin Food Safety Assessment for Fruits and Vegetables

Reports available here for download regarding challenges that exist for buyers, growers, distributors, and regulators.

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Wisconsin School Teachers’ Perceptions About Breakfast in the Classroom 2009 Survey Findings
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Woolly School Gardens

A great resource for all teachers, parents, and principals who want to teach gardening + nutrition at their school! No matter what your size or budget, there is an option for you to garden and teach nutrition, especially if you have with limited space.

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