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The following tools have been developed to help school nutrition programs communicate effectively with school staff, parents, and the community about the value of the child nutrition program.

Reimbursable Meal Signage

Iowa Team Nutrition has developed a collection of reimbursable meal identification resources to assist students in selecting their meal choices and will reduce unintentional purchase of food items not included in the reimbursable meal. For editable files or graphics, contact

MyPlate Menu Templates

Menu templates that include MyPlate, jokes, and nutrition tips. They are easy to download and use in Word and then save as a PDF for sharing. Customize with school name, month, and additional information.

Lime Green Menu, Green Menu, Navy Menu, Orange Menu, Purple Menu, Blue Menu, and Brown Menu

Program Promotion

Resources to help school nutrition programs communicate with their school board, administrators, and the community about the needs and value of child nutrition programs:

Student Engagement

Parent Resources

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on January 18, 2022 at 8:24am.