Leverage LCFF and LCAPs to Support Nutrition
Learn how to leverage education reform to support nutrition in your schools. CFPA has produced an excellent set of resources to support districts in meeting their student's nutritional needs.
School districts across California share how they're supporting nutrition and academic achievement with the LCFF here.
View the LCAP Guide, School Nutrition for Academic Success, a starting point for school districts who are interested in incorporation nutrition into their LCAP here.
Explore other LCAP resources here.

Smart Snacks in School
All foods sold at school during the school day need to meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, and vending machines.  The USDA has identified a number of tools and resources which are available to help schools identify food items that meet Smart Snacks criteria. Learn more here.

USDA’s Team Nutrition MyPlate Curriculum 
Team Nutrition provides MyPlate materials that are developed specifically for kids and their parents/caregivers. Schools that participate in USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs may request free printed copies of many of these materials.

Healthy After School Snack and Meal Guide
This afterschool snack and meal guide includes information on the federal after school meal program. Nutrition guidelines for snacks and meals served in after school programs can get a bit confusing. CANFIT has done the work for you to make it easier to serve healthy snacks and meals in your after school program. The guide has menus using foods that can be easily obtained at convenience stores and that fall within the federal reimbursement rate budget. The guide also contains two-week sample cycle menus, a Costco shopping list and 26 healthy snack recipes!

Federally Reimbursable Snack and Meal Programs
This convenient chart highlights key components of the federally reimbursable snack and meal programs to assist After School Programs in deciding which program is the best fit.

Making the Most of Child Nutrition Funding
The Food Research and Action Center's (FRAC) California-specific guide, Making the Most of Child Nutrition Funding: A Guide for After School Education and Safety Grantees can help grantees understand the basics of child nutrition programs. It provides tips on how to operate a nutrition program successfully.