Team Nutrition - Game On!

Posted: Thu, 10/06/2011 - 2:31pm Updated: Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:31am

2010-2011 Indiana Schools participating in Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge as part of the FY 2009 Team Nutrition Training Grant 

Visit Action for Healthy Kids' Game On! website

Game On! Implementation and Grant Management Presentation - May 25, 2010

Game On! Toolkit

Getting Your Game On! - This handout will assist you with navigating the Game On! website.

Resources to assist with the Making Better Food Choices Challenges

Project PA Healthy Whole Wheat Kit - The Healthy Whole Wheat Kit is a set of handouts that can be used to educate students to consume more whole grain foods both at school and home. Developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education; Project PA.

Tomato Experiment - How do soil nutrients influence the flavor of tomatoes? Read this article to find out. It might be a fun experiment to try in your school.

Fruit and Veggie Lesson Plans for Grades K-5 - These lesson plans are designed to help you effortlessly build fruit and veggie nutrition education into your classroom. To ease integration of the lessons into your classroom, this K-5 curriculum combines fruit and veggie education with Math and English Language Arts activities. A Math and English/Language Arts Objectives Quick Reference summarizes the objectives addressed in each lesson. Teacher resources are included in an Introduction and Resources Section. You will also find a section called "Classroom Activities" for additional ideas on promoting fruits and veggies with your students. PLEASE NOTE: These lesson plans were developed in North Carolina. The objectives may not correspond to Indiana teaching standards.

Introduction and Resources (2.1 MB)

Recipes from the food demonstration

  • Fruit Parfait and Trail Mix Recipes
  • Recipes - Cucumber Dip (pg. 51 & 52), Veggie Dippers (pg. 53 & 54), Easy Hummus (pg. 55 & 56) Please note the portion sizes in this recipe are for 3 to 5-year-olds, but they may work well for food samplings.

Recipes from Wakarusa Elementary School nutrition demonstration and tasting event

USDA Team Nutrition Resource Library - A comprehensive listing of all the resources available through Team Nutrition to schools and child care facilities that participate in the Federal Child Nutrition Programs. For easy reference, these resources have also been subdivided by audience.

Resources to assist with the Moving More Challenges

ReCharge! was designed for after-school programs, but has been used successfully by classroom teachers for recess, by PE teachers and health education teachers for class, and by summer/day camp providers. ReCharge! provides an opportunity for students in grades 2 to 6 to learn about and practice good nutrition and physical activity habits through fun, team-based after-school strategies. Click HERE to learn more about ReCharge!.

Wellness Partnerships

Partnerships within and outside of the school community are important to the success of school wellness initiatives. This PowerPoint will assist you with ideas for forming these partnerships..

Sustaining Your Efforts

Creative FUNdraiser Idea - Create student planners with Game On! activities and have the PTO/PTA sell for a FUNdraiser. Monetary support is beneficial to carrying out your wellness policy goals and initiatives. This PowerPoint provides strategies for applying for grants and other financial backing.

Get Recognized for Your School's Hard Work

HealthierUS School Challenge - The Healthier US School Challenge is a voluntary initiative established in 2004 by the USDA to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. This website provides application materials, training and technical assistance, and information about the award winning schools.

Healthy Hoosier School Award - The Healthy Hoosier School Award honors Indiana schools that have policies and educational programs in place to promote good nutrition and increased physical activity among their students. Schools are awarded a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Level Award. All award levels receive a certificate of recognition, Healthy Hoosier School Report Card, letter of support and a press kit. Applications are due in the spring.

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If you have any questions, please contact:

Lisa Graves, Project Director: IndianaGameOn@att.net

Beth Foland, Team Nutrition Team Leader: efoland@doe.in.gov or (800) 537-1142

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