Whole Child

Nutrition Services

Published: 3/20/2023 12:06 PM
​Schools should provide access to a variety of nutritious and appealing meals 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 achieve nutrition integrity. The school nutrition services offer students a learning laboratory for classroom nutrition and health education, and serve as a resource for linkages with nutrition-related community services. Qualified child nutrition professionals provide these services.

Division of School and Community Nutrition

Provides a list and descriptions of the federal, school and summer nutrition programs offered by the Kentucky Department of Education.

ChooseMyPlate.gov has resources for children, students, adults, families and professionals.


CDC’s Resources for Nutrition Services

Provides links for school nutrition topics. Shares the comprehensive framework for addressing school nutrition environments and services.



The WellSAT is an assessment tool that can be used to measure the strength and comprehensiveness of the district Local School Wellness Policy. The tool can also be used to improve the Local School Wellness Policy.


Standards for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Out-of-School Time

Out-of-school time (OST) programs are key partners in efforts to helping children grow up healthy. Programs can provide access to nutritious foods, promote healthy habits and keep students physically active. The healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) standards for OST programs guide OST providers with best practices to be a high-quality program that promotes healthy behaviors.


Integrating Nutrition Across the WSCC Framework

This one-pager explains the importance of providing students and staff with access to healthy foods and beverages, consistent messages about nutrition and opportunities to learn about and practice health eating. Shares evidence-based strategies and promising practices for using the WSCC approach to promote nutrition education and healthy eating behaviors across the school setting. 


​​Stephanie Bunge
Office of Finance and Operations
Division of District Support
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5279
Fax (502) 564-6470

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