This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.
Since the beginning of organized school meals in the late 1800's, food and nutrition professionals have been involved in feeding the nation's school children well. Academy leaders were instrumental at every step taken to expand programs beyond lunch to breakfast, snacks, suppers and summer feeding. Over the past decade, RDNs and NDTRs have been at the forefront of innovation to enhance nutritional quality, culinary excellence and agricultural sustainability of the food served at school. Looking toward the Second Century of our profession, we have the opportunity – and responsibility – to influence the nutrition future of our nation's youth. Let's explore together – through the eyes and taste buds of children – how that future can ensure that they grow strong, think clearly, and enjoy the delicious flavors of a healthful eating style.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 8110, 4020, 8018
- Discuss the connections between healthful school meals and performance in the classroom, gym and garden.
- Identify and describe the key roles for RDNs and NDTRs in comprehensive school nutrition services.
- Demonstrate the need for access to school breakfast, integrated nutrition education, and connections to local agriculture.
- Donna Martin, RDN, LD, SNS, EDS, FAND