Books on Best Practices

These books are intended to be used for ideas or recommendations to improve the quality of the nutrition and physical activity environment in your school or after school program. If you are interested in “borrowing” these books from us, please contact Alisa Arce at 520-903-3931 or e-mail at


Changing the Scene- Improving the School Nutrition Environment is a tool kit that addresses the entire school nutrition environment from a commitment to nutrition and physical activity, pleasant eating experiences, quality school meals, and other healthy food options, nutrition education and marketing the issue to the public.

Cooking with Kids teaches children basic culinary skills, allowing them to try a variety of healthy foods and begin forming positive food attitudes that last into adulthood. Contains teachers guide, recipes and activities. Suitable for pre-k through grade 6.

How to teach Nutrition to Kids is a book that promotes positive attitudes about food, fitness and body image. Features hundreds of hands-on nutrition education activities aimed at children ages 6-12. The author is Connie Evers.

Making It Happen! School Nutrition Success Stories shares stories from 32 schools and school districts that have made innovative changes to improve the nutritional quality of all foods and beverages offered and sold on school campuses.

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