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School Food Initiative Resources

Tools & Webinars to Keep Things Fresh

LiveWell’s School Food Initiative is happy to provide a variety of resources for our partners in school food, including practical ideas to increase school lunch participation, promotional tools to market progress within Food & Nutrition Services, and templates to help organize parents, students and community members around scratch cooking efforts. Please contact us for the Spanish version of any tool below.

For recipe and menu cycle ideas, visit The Lunch Box, presented by our partners at the Chef Ann Foundation.

If you would like to make modifications to our tools, please make sure LiveWell Colorado is cited and the copyright remains at the bottom, e.g. Adapted from LiveWell Colorado’s School Food Initiative compendium of resources & tools.*

 

Featured Resource: Learning with Leaders - Video 2

Learning with Leaders Video Series

The second video in the Learning with Leaders series is out! This video features Food Service Professionals from around the state sharing why marketing matters to them, their favorite tools of the trade and the benefits of building community support.

Learning with Leaders - Video 1

Learning with Leaders Video Series

In this first Learning with Leaders video Dan Sharp, D-51 Food and Nutrition Services Director, explains the tough but important work of school lunch staff in Mesa County School District to help provide healthy, tasty school meals made from scratch.

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Food Service Director Tools

Advisory Group: Meeting Facilitation

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Advisory Group: Parent & Student Input

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Advocating Framework for Food & Nutrition Service Departments

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Announcement: Family Cooking Class

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Back to School Letter: Year 1 (Word)

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Back to School Letter: Years 2+ (Word)

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Campaign Planning Tool

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District Newsletter: Announcement of LiveWell Partnership

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District Newsletter: Holiday Staff

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Event Planning Checklist

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Family Cooking Class Survey

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FSD Presentation

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How Are We Doing? Cafeteria Culture Check-In Tool

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Lunch Invitation: School & Community

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Menu Assessment Tool

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Menu Template (Word doc)

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Parent Survey: Post-Taste Test

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Parent Survey: Pre-Taste Test

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Press Release: Year 1 (Word)

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Press Release: Year 2+ (Option A – Word)

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Press Release: Year 2+ (Option B – Word)

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Promotion: Points of Pride

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Student Survey: Brief Lunch Questionnaire

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Student Survey: Post-Taste Test

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Student Survey: Pre-Taste Test

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Talking Points: Food Service Directors

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Talking Points: Kitchen Staff

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Trivia Game: Teacher

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Website Content Tool (Word)

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Website Copy: Partnership Announcement (Word)

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Website Guidelines for Food & Nutrition Services

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Parent Tools

Action Planning Tool for Parents

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Cafeteria Assessment for Parents

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Recruitment Ad: Parent Advisors

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Talking Points: School Food

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Student Tools

Action Planning Tool: Students

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Activity: Visualize Your Ideal School Lunch

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Food Journal: Students

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Interview Your School Food Service Director: Students

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Recruitment: Student Advisors

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Survey: School Lunch

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Thank You to District

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Webinars

Back to School: Showcasing Your Healthy Meal Program

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Great Ideas! 15 Ideas from Food Service Directors for Food Service Directors

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Plan Your Campaign!

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Put on Your Toolbelt!

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Rules of Engagement: Increasing Meal Participation with Parent and Student Champions

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School Food Initiative Webinar #3: Plan Your Campaign!

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School’s On! Seize the magic of Back-to-School to market your healthy meal program

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Stand and Deliver! Ace Your Next Presentation

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Think Big! Plan Ahead.

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Winning Hearts and Minds with Healthy Holiday Meals

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