Nutrition Services


NUTRITION SERVICES
 

       Nutrition services assure access to a variety of nutritious, affordable and appealing meals in school that accommodate the health and nutrition needs of all students. School nutrition programs reflect the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and other criteria to meet the complete nutrition needs of students.
Each school's nutrition program also offers a learning laboratory for classroom nutrition and health education that helps students develop skills and habits in selecting nutritionally appropriate foods, and serves as a resource and link with nutrition-related community services and educational programs. Qualified professionals such as experienced, knowledgeable school food supervisors and registered dietitians provide these services.
 
 

More Information:

  • 20 Worst Foods - Nutrition facts and figures that may make you think twice before you order.
  • MyPyramid Blast Off Game- An interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity.
  • AITC Kid's Zone Click on ‘Exit Intro’ to see Science projects, State Ag facts, Farm & Fun Food and more. This kid friendly site is brought to you by Agriculture in the Classroom.
  • AITC Teen Scene Agriculture in the Classroom’s site for teens has information on careers, science, issues, recipes and more.
  • Portion Distortion Quiz #1 A quiz to see if you know how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago and the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories. (2003)
  • Portion Distortion Quiz #2 A quiz to see if you know how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago and the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories. (2004)
  • Small Step Kids  Find out cool stuff about food and what it can do for you! From the US Dept. of Health & Human Services.
  • Small Step Adults&Teens Small Steps make a big difference.  This program from the US Dept. of Health & Human Services suggests some little things to make big changes in your life.
  • CDC's Fruits and Veggies Matter– This site from the CDC provides personal calculators, recipes, tips and ideas to increase the number of fruits and vegetables in your diet.
  • Fruits & Veggies - More Matters – This health initiative suggests simple ways to add more fruits and vegetables to every eating occasion.
  • GetFitTN- Everyone can take simple steps toward better health. Start where you are!
  • MyPyramid.gov- Project M.O.M.—Mothers & Others & MyPyramid—is a multi-pronged initiative aimed at transforming the way the American family eats.
  • Nutrition- Nutrition information brought to you by the TN Department of Health.
  • Heart Healthy Recipes– This site has heart healthy recipes for appetizers, side dishes, beverages, soups and main dishes, with meat and vegetarian.
  • Healthy Recipes– Planet Health’s recipe index includes: Time-savers, Easy entrees, low fat & low calorie, vegetarian, and desserts for every diet.
  • Diabetic Recipes A unique collection of over 800 diabetic and heart-healthy recipes. There are also more than 200 menus for every occasion from casual family meals to super parties or holiday celebrations.
  • The Farmer Grows a Rainbow - This site provides teachers with classroom-ready resources to improve nutrition education among K-5 students.
  • AITC Teacher Resources This Agriculture In the Classroom site has lots of varied links and resources for student projects, lesson plans and quizzes.
  • MyPyramid for Kids Classroom Materials- Educational materials developed at the elementary school level to help children learn the MyPyramid food guidance system. Lesson plans for teachers are available for grades 1-6.
  • Nutrition Explorations for Educators- Fun, hands-on and interactive activities from Dairy Council's most popular programs help you teach nutrition from pre-k through upper elementary grades.




Dawn Callas, Coordinator of School Health Services -- dawn.callas@rcstn.net -- (615) 384-0152 (voice) -- (615) 384-0132 (fax)     

  • 800 M. S. Couts Blvd, Suite 2, Springfield, TN 37172
  • 615-384-5588
Robertson County Schools