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Nutrition Services

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Definition of Nutrition Services in the Coordinated School Health Model

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.

(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/cshp/)

 

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