Schools as Nutrition Hubs

Schools as Nutrition Hubs

The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) is working with Share Our Strength on “Schools as Nutrition Hubs.” Schools operating as Nutrition Hubs are those that participate in and maximize all federal child nutrition programs available, in addition to the National School Lunch Program, includes school breakfast, afterschool meals and summer meals.

Check out the tools and resources available to support your program expansion!


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Schools as Nutrition Hubs Tools

SNF is excited to work with Share Our Strength on “Schools as Nutrition Hubs.” Schools operating as Nutrition Hubs are those that participate in and maximize all federal child nutrition programs available, in addition to the National School Lunch Program, includes school breakfast, afterschool meals and summer meals. Schools as Nutrition Hubs help provide kids with access to the nutrition they need during the school year and in the summertime. School nutrition programs benefit too by creating important synergies to improve participation and revenue generation, reduce costs, and ensure overall sustainability.

Schools as Nutrition Hubs Reports

Schools as Nutrition Hibs Best Practices and Case Studies
( Brief Report)
Share Our Strength and SNF partnered to create Schools as Nutrition Hubs to talk about the business strategy to reducing childhood hunger. Read up on best practices to expanding and sustaining all aspects of school nutrition programs to both feed more children, and become more financially sustainable.

Afterschool Meals Resource Guide
Share Our Strength and SNF partnered to create Three Meals A Day: A Win Win Win: A Guide to Starting and Improving Your Afterschool Meals Program. This resource helps operators who want a better understand of afterschool meal programs.

Ideas@Work
Hear from a SNA Member Warren DeShields from Bridgeton Public Schools (N.J.) on how he began a supper program in his district.

Operational Tools at Your Finger Tips!

Program Inventory: This interactive PDF walks you through your own district to help the operator decide where to potentially expand your programs. Within the PDF, is an excel sheet to assist!

Break Even Calculator: This is a short scenario of a new director looking to pilot a program. Walk through the calculations to conduct a break-even analysis!

Breakfast Action Plan: This is a fillable PDF that will walk participants through the steps of the planning for a Breakfast After the Bell program.

Breakfast Operational Plan: This is a PDF that walks, in detail, a participant through a number of decisions/steps often taken by directors when planning for a Breakfast After the Bell (BAB) program.

Supper Action Plan: This is a fillable PDF that will walk participants through the steps of the planning for a supper program.

Supper Sample Timeline: This is an example of what a timeline could look like.

Supper Operational Plan: This is a PDF that walks, in detail, a participant through a number of decisions/steps often taken by directors when planning for a supper program.

Summer Action Plan: This is a fillable PDF that will walk participants through the steps of planning for a summer program.

Summer Operational Plan: This is a PDF that walks, in detail, a participant through a number of decisions/steps often taken by directors when planning for a summer program.

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