According to the CDC, most children attend school for six hours a day and consume as much as half of their daily calories at school. The school nutrition environment and food services can help shape lifelong healthy eating behaviors through the offerings within the classroom and in the cafeteria.

In this section you will find information about the benefits of healthy eating and academic performance, nutrition environment policies and practices, and ways to practice healthy eating throughout the school day—including healthy classroom-friendly party snacks standards.

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