School Nutrition Training Next Steps

Completing the Strong4Life School Nutrition Training shows that you are committed to your students’ health and well-being. Let them know how much you care by putting up your new toolkit and using the Strong4Life Smart Serving Strategies to encourage them to make smarter food choices. Once everything is in place, be sure to snap a selfie to get your free Strong4Life branded item.

Find out what else you can be doing to improve your school’s wellness policies and initiatives, and let us know what is working for you and your school.

Share your selfies

Any school nutrition team members who submit a photo of themselves with toolkit items displayed in their cafeteria will receive a free Strong4Life branded item. Upload your selfies here and keep an eye out for some of our favorites in future email communications.

Strong4Life online store

Need more ways to promote kids making smart food choices at school or need more swag for your staff? Click here to purchase S4L branded items for your school to promote nutrition and physical activity!

Share your success stories

We want to hear from you! Let us know how things are going since you’ve implemented the Strong4Life School Nutrition Training in your cafeteria. Email your success stories to Strong4LifeSchools@choa.org for a chance to be featured in an upcoming communication.

Join your School Wellness Council

Building school support will help you succeed with the Strong4Life School Nutrition Program. A great place to start is your school’s wellness council. A school wellness council is an advisory group focusing on the health and well-being of students and staff.

If there’s not already a wellness council in place at your school, or if you’re looking for more ways to reach out to the community, here are a few key groups to consider and ways to establish a connection!

Online resources

Take full advantage of all of these great resources available to schools in Georgia—and across the country:

Smarter Lunchrooms Movement
Learn about Cornell University’s Smarter Lunchrooms Movement and get ideas for making simple changes to your cafeteria environment to promote healthy eating.

Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition
Find out about the leadership, training, technical assistance and resources the Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition program offers to help schools contribute to the nutritional well-being of Georgia’s kids.

School Nutrition Association
The School Nutrition Association helps advance the quality of school meal programs through education and advocacy. Explore their educational offerings, publications, research and more.

MyPlate
Learn about MyPlate and use their resources to educate and promote nutrition and healthy choices.

Let’s Move!
First Lady Michelle Obama developed this program to solve the epidemic of child obesity within a generation.

Kids Eat Right
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides science-based food and nutrition information.

Georgia Shape
Learn how the Governor’s Childhood Obesity Initiative, Georgia Shape, is striving to positively impact Georgia’s future by improving the physical fitness of young people and providing grants to promote nutrition and physical activity in Georgia schools.

Georgia Organics
Learn more about Georgia Organics and how they’re connecting schools in Georgia with local farms.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation provides resources to empower kids to make healthy choices and recognize schools for their wellness efforts.

Action for Healthy Kids
Created in response to 16th U.S. Surgeon General's public call to action, Action for Healthy Kids provides resources and grant funding to promote school nutrition programs and physical activity in schools.