Welcome to www.school-wellness.org, a resource for schools brought to you by The Beef Checkoff through the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. This Web site provides a variety of tools to help teachers, school wellness leaders, health professionals and families address the nutrition and health challenges facing the youth of today.
Below you will find different areas of information. Just choose the area of wellness that suits you or your field best.
Recent school wellness policies mandate nutrition education in schools. Visit www.teachfree.com to find nutrition and environmental curriculum programs for the classroom - elementary grades through high school – as well as downloadable activity sheets and nutrition information.
This site provides background information on the nutrition needs of children as well as tasty recipes developed specifically for National School Lunch Program meals.
In 2004, the US Congress mandated the development and implementation of school wellness policies in every local educational agency receiving US Department of Agriculture funds for Child Nutrition Programs. Click here to find background information, tips, resources, and handouts to support your local school wellness policy.
A growing body of research shows that regular family mealtimes have a positive impact on all aspects of a child’s development – physical, mental, behavioral, social, and educational. Visit www.family-mealtimes.org to find the tools that help busy families enjoy more mealtimes together – “how-to” tips, advice, tasty recipes, shopping lists, conversation starters plus many other resources.