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Nutrition Training, Mentoring To Get National USDA Rollout

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture will expand a school nutrition training and mentoring pilot into a nationwide program.

The Team Up for School Nutrition Success Initiative provides "tailored technical assistance" and peer-to-peer mentoring to schools as they continue to implement heightened nutrition standards that were created as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

With help from the National Food Service Management Institute at the University of Mississippi, the USDA began piloting the program in eight Southeastern states in November. The agency expects the nationwide rollout to be completed by September and to involve more than 700 schools in its first year.

Vol. 34, Issue 24, Page 4

Published in Print: March 18, 2015, as Nutrition Training, Mentoring To Get National USDA Rollout
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