Growing healthy children in OUR schools.  We can work together to build a healthy School Environment and support the Health Goals of the School Nutrition Program.

Wellness Policytruck back pic-2 - The Grand Rapids Public School District is committed to creating a healthy school environment that enhances the development of lifelong wellness practices to promote healthy eating and physical activities that support student achievement.

USDA Foods: Healthy Choices for Our Schools - Nutritious food is essential to a healthy life. The USDA Foods program provides our Nation’s school children with nutritious, safe, appealing, and 100-percent American-grown food.

Farm to Pizza - Everyone knows about farm-to-table or farm-to-fork, but kids will really get engaged with MSU Extension’s Farm-to-Pizza lesson plan. It is a fun, hands-on lesson plan to help connect elementary school students with locally grown foods—including the foods that make up one of their favorite dishes—pizza!

Kitchen Sage - Stir it up!! - Tommy FitzGerald has been feeding the stomachs and hearts of those around him for as long as he can remember. After decades of working as a chef and caterer, he is now sharing his kitchen wisdom through a new initiative he calls Kitchen Sage

Kent County Coordinated School Health - The Kent County Coordinated School Health Program (KCCSHP) works with income-eligible schools in Kent County interested in improving the health of their students.  With community agencies and individuals working together, schools are supported in their mission to promote healthy behaviors of students and create a healthy, positive learning environment.

Team Nutrition - Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

Double Up Food Bucks - You can shop with your Bridge Card at many Michigan farmers' markets now!  Find a market near you and start eating fresh vegetables this spring!

Proof of Lunch Status for GRPS students - Different programs in the area may offer discounts based on a student's meal eligibility.  GRPS participates in the CEP program and serves free meals to all our students.  This form can be used as proof of that.  Parents will still have to provide proof of their student's enrollment.

Michigan Nutrition Standards Toolkit

The Michigan Team Nutrition Booklist

California Department of Education Literature Guide

Nutrition Books for Kids (nonfiction)