Wisconsin is one of 10 states to be awarded two federal grants aimed at helping students learn healthy habits and training local school nutrition staff. The first of the two grants, the 2015 Team Nutrition Training Grant ($301,429), will provide technical assistance to schools in the school breakfast and lunch programs and encourage new and exciting ways to infuse healthy eating and exercise habits into classroom learning.
The second, Professional Standards Training Grant ($149,853), will help all school nutrition employees deliver healthy, high-quality meals to students in districts participating in the school breakfast and lunch programs.
“Hungry kids in the classroom present a challenge to even the most talented educator. The funding and resources our schools receive from these grants will help to prepare every student to learn while also teaching them valuable lessons about healthy life choices,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. “Giving students the exposure to new foods and training our nutrition professionals to impart their knowledge into the classroom represents a true win-win for our schools.”