Nutrition & Health

School breakfast and lunches are vital parts of childhood educations - below, find resources that can support school nutrition programs and food health lessons!

  • UNH Cooperative Extension Nutrition & Healthy Living: All resources and articles by UNH Cooperative Extension that relate to nutrition and health.
  • NH Department of Education Nutrition Programs and Services: Supports the health, nutritional daily needs of children and adults and nutrition education for all program participants through the administration of USDA Child Nutrition Services in NH schools, institutes and summer programs.
  • School Nutrition Association of New Hampshire: A membership organization representing school food service professionals in NH and highlighting the importance of school nutrition.
  • The New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: A professional association and the state affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that provides education programs and is also involved with nutrition-related legislative issues.
  • NH Public Health Association: A member-driven organization that champions public health policy and practice, enriches the workforce, and inspires leaders to improve the public’s health.
  • NH Association of Family and Consumer Sciences: empowers individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. Our unique focus is on the family, work, community and their interrelationships.
  • Choose My Plate: MyPlate is the national dietary guideline system by the USDA
  • Changing the Scene – Improving the School Nutrition Environment: a toolkit that addresses the entire school nutrition environment from a commitment to nutrition and physical activity, pleasant eating experiences, quality school meals, and more.
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest Healthy School Lunches: Resources and ideas to help you join the effort to support healthier school food.
  • NH Hunger Solutions: Advocates to end food insecurity, improve access to nutritious food, and address hunger’s root causes for all New Hampshire residents by: engaging in policy advocacy to close the gap between those eligible for and those enrolled in federal nutrition programs (SNAP, School Meals, Summer Meals, WIC); working with schools and communities to increase participation in school meals; increasing public awareness of the causes of and solutions to hunger in New Hampshire; and engaging in coalition building among existing and emerging food access councils and coalitions.