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    Michigan Nutrition Standards

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    Welcome to the Michigan Nutrition Standards Toolkit

    You are taking an important step toward improving the health of students
    and the nutrition environment in your school. This toolkit will give you the
    resources you need to implement the Michigan Nutrition Standards
    This kit is for everyone that is involved with schools: teachers, administrators,
    parents, school nurses, community members, and more.



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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    (Click on the title to view the section or click on each page)


    INTRODUCTION
    Acknowledgements - 4

    Welcome Letter - 5
    Does Our School Make the Grade? - 6 - 7

    (1) GAME PLAN

    What are the Michigan Nutrition Standards? - 11 - 12
    Linking Nutrition and Academic Achievement - 13 - 14
    The State of the State Childhood Obesity in Michigan - 15 - 16
    Working Toward Health Equity - 17

    (2) TEAM EFFORT

    Ready. Set. Go: A 5-step Plan to Implement the Michigan Nutrition Standards - 21
    Forming a Coordinated School Health Team - 23 - 24
    Linking the District Local Wellness Policy - 25
    Michigan Students- Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn! - 27- 28
    Making a Difference in Michigan Schools - 29 - 30

    (3) THE MICHIGAN NUTRITION STANDARDS

    The Michigan Nutrition Standards - 35 - 45
    Nutrition Standards FAQ - 47
    Michigan Nutrition Standards During the School Day vs. the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. A Comparison Chart - 48
    USDA School Meal Requirements vs. the Michigan Nutrition Standards: A Comparison Chart - 49 - 51 

    Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act 2010 Implementation Plan - 52 - 53

    (4) TEAM UP AROUND THE SCHOOL

    Healthy Food = Healthy School: Implementing the Standards Outside the Cafeteria - 57- 60
    Involve Administrators and School Boards in 10 Easy Steps - 61- 62
    School Health Champions: Who Are They at Your School? - 63- 64
    It Starts with Students: Getting Student Buy-in for Healthy Foods - 65
    Nutrition News You Can Use - 67- 72
    Monthly Nutrition Themes - 73- 77
    Go! School Staff Resources - 79
    The Michigan Nutrition Standards School Staff Training - 81


    (5) TEAM UP IN THE CAFETERIA

    Meeting the Standards in the Cafeteria, A How To Guide  - 85 - 90
    Do Our Meats Meet the Standards? A Checklist for School Meals - 91
    Competitive Food and Beverage Guidelines  - 93
    Competitive Calculator  - 95 - 96
    Try It. You'll Like It! Benefits of Taste Testing  - 97 - 98
    Fun & Tasty Ways to Describe Food - 99
    Anything But Boring Menu Ideas  - 101

    Healthy Recipes That Meet the Michigan Nutrition Standards  - 103
    Family Matters: Engaging Students and Parents  - 105 - 106
    Farm to School: Ways to Involve Local Farmers  - 107 - 108
    The School Meal Initiative (SMI) and the Michigan Nutrition Standards  -109 - 110
    The Healthier US School Challenge  - 111

    Fuel Up to Play 60 and the Healthier US School Challenge  - 112
    Fuel Up to Play 60 - Who Can Help and How: School Nutrition Professionals  - 113 - 114

    (6) TEAM UP WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

    It Takes a Village: Involving Families and Communities  - 117 - 119
    Are We on Target? A Michigan Nutrition Standards Checklist  -121 - 123
    School Meals 101: What Families Should Know  - 125 - 126

    Communities Can! Gaining Support for the Standards  - 127 - 128
    GO! Family Resource Sheets  - 129
    The Michigan Nutrition Standards Families and Communities Training  - 131


    (7) <5-4-3-2-1-GO!
     
    Using 5-4-3-2-1-GO!® to Promote the Michigan Nutrition Standards - 135-136
    5-4-3-2-1-GO!® User Guide
    - 137-138


    (8) CHEERING FOR YOUR SUCCESS

    Media Basics - 141-142
    Strategies for Using Social Media - 143-144
    Michigan Success Story Website - 145-146

    SUCCESS STORIES AROUND THE STATE:

    Bennett Elementary School, Jackson, MI - 147
    Bothwell Middle School, Marquette, MI - 148
    Buchanan Elementary School, Grand Rapids, MI - 149
    Cherryland Middle School, Elk Rapids, MI - 150
    City High School, Grand Rapids, MI - 151
    Detroit Edison Public School Academy, Detroit, MI - 152
    MacDonald Elementary School, Casco, MI - 153
    Marshall High School, Marshall, MI - 154

    Mather Elementary, Munising, MI - 155
    Mattawan Elementary School, Mattawan, MI - 156
    Parkside Elementary School, Jackson, MI - 157
    Pinconning Area High School, Pinconning, MI - 158


    SUCCESS STORIES FROM PILOT DISTRICTS
    :

    Alma Pulic Schools - Reading Buddies Celebrations - 159
    Alma Public Schools - Lunch in the Classroom - 160
    Alma Public Schools - Acts of Kindness, Holiday Celebrations - 161
    Alma Public Schools - Fall Festival & Birthdays Better than Cupcakes - 162
    Alma Public Schools - School-Wide PI Day Makeover - 163
    Alma Public Schools - Fuel-Up to Play 60 Eating and Activity Events - 164
    Belding Area Schools - 5-4-3-2-1-GO!® Wristbands and Nutrition Night - 165
    Belding Area Schools - Ellis Elementary Walking Challenge - 166
    Roscommon Area Schools - Food Class, PTO Carnival, Vending - 167
    Roscommon Area Schools - Healthy Concession Stand - 168

    Michigan Nutrition Standards Toolkit - Spring 2012 Additions:

    (9) RESOURCES AND REFERENCES

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
    The Michigan Nutrition Standards toolkit is the product oa a project called Schools Implementing Nutrition Standards which is a collaborative project of the Michigan Department of Community Health, the Michigan Department of Education, The United Dairy Industry of Michigan, pilot schools districts, and the special project school district. We would like to thank the following partners for their hard work and dedication to this project:

    Michigan Department of Community Health

    Prashanti Boinpally
    Shannon Carney Oleksyk
    Rochelle Hurst
    Karen Krabill Yoder
    Jill Scott Gregus


    Michigan Department of Education

    Nicholas Drzal 
    Kyle Guerrant
    Kevin Sarb
    Whitney Vance


    United Dairy Industry of Michigan

    Anne Guyer
    Deanne Kelleher
    Sharon Toth
    Amy Viselli














            Pilot School Districts 

            Alma Public Schools
            Belding Area Schools
            Roscommon Area Public Schools        


            Special Project School District     

            South Redford Schools


           This Toolkit Has Been Funded By:
           An American Recovery and Reinvestment
           Act Communities Putting Prevention to
           Work Cooperative Agreement Award from
           the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention      
           and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan

















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