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Preparation

Smarter Lunchrooms: Using Behavioral Economics to Improve Meal Selection

Smarter Lunchrooms: Using Behavioral Economics to Improve Meal Selection
A guide to how schools can make small changes to help children make healthier choices without even knowing it. 5 slides

Portion Distortion I - "Do You Know How Food Portions Have Changed in 20 Years?"

Portion Distortion I - "Do You Know How Food Portions Have Changed in 20 Years?"
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute obesity reduction training. 26 slides

Portion Distortion II - "Interactive Quiz"

Portion Distortion II - "Interactive Quiz"
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Obesity Reduction training shows graphic representations of food portions and calories. 34 slides

Offer versus Serve (Students Succeed With School Meals)

Offer versus Serve (Students Succeed With School Meals)
A detailed explanation of Offer vs. Serve with benefits and descriptions of how it affects various school personnel. 2 pages

Offer versus Serve Resource Guide (USDA)

Offer versus Serve Resource Guide (USDA)
Explanation of USDA Guidelines. 20 pages

A Guide for Purchasing and Serving Local Foods in Schools

A Guide for Purchasing and Serving Local Foods in Schools
A guide produced by Washington DC Public Schools of the benefits for schools of local purchasing. 38 pages

Creating a Successful Recycling Program in Your School

Creating a Successful Recycling Program in Your School
This video is about Transfiguration School and Church in Minnesota and their recycling team. Produced by the MPCA. 3 min 54 secs

Supplies / Materials

Waste Assessment and Waste Audits

The Tray Debate
Discusses pros and cons of various tray options for school lunchrooms. 2 pages

Serving

Bayview Elementary School 3-2-1 You're Done Program

Bayview Elementary School 3-2-1 You're Done Program
Bayview Elementary School in Waconia, Minnesota. Presentation to students on school lunchroom recycling.

Implementing a Waste Sorting Program in Your School (3-2-1 You're Done Program)

Implementing a Waste Sorting Program in Your School (3-2-1 You're Done Program)
Waste sorting case study, Minnetonka schools. 4 pages

Waste Disposal Programs

Bayview Elementary School - Composting and Recycling

Bayview Elementary School - Composting and Recycling
Pilot program overview. Examination of benefits and impact. 18 slides

Organics Composting Case Study (Robbinsdale School District)

Organics Composting Case Study (Robbinsdale School District)
Background, logistics, results. 2 pages

Organics Recycling in Schools, Best Practices Guide (Hennepin County)

Organics Recycling in Schools, Best Practices Guide (Hennepin County)
Benefits, types, setting up program. 1 web page

Hog Wild for Food Recycling

Hog Wild for Food Recycling
Washington County, MN case history. 28 slides

How to Turn Elephants Into Pigs

How to Turn Elephants Into Pigs
The Ramsey/Washington County Resource Recovery Project. Educating students and staff on the importance of recycling food waste and feeding it to livestock. 13 min 44 secs

Boxes, Bottles and Banana Peels

Boxes, Bottles and Banana Peels
Produced by Northern suburbs TV for Ramsey County schools. General overview of school recycling. 11 min

Creating a Successful Recycling Program in Your School

Creating a Successful Recycling Program in Your School
This video is about Transfiguration School and Church and their recycling team. Produced by MPCA. 4 min

Rethink Recycling / Waconia Schools

Rethink Recycling / Waconia Schools
Produced by Waconia HS media students - magazine-style news show on recycling in schools. 21 min

Worm Composting 101

Worm Composting 101
Very short look at vermiculture in a bucket. 90 secs

Eco-Model City YOKOHAMA, "How Do They Dump Their Trash?"

Eco-Model City YOKOHAMA, "How Do They Dump Their Trash?"
The City of Yokohama in Japan reduced 42% of their garbage in 10 years with their HARD recycling program. How the residents, the city and the schools do the recycling. 14 min

Noon Hour Procedures

How Long Does It Take Students to Eat Lunch?

How Long Does It Take Students to Eat Lunch? (Three Studies)
The Partnership to Promote Healthy Eating in Schools identified an adequate time to eat lunch around midday - developing healthy eating habits in school children. 1 web page

Education

How-to Guide for Conducting a Waste Sort (Hennepin County)

How-to Guide for Conducting a Waste Sort (Hennepin County)
Guidebook for implementing waste sorting program from Hennepin County. 13 pages

K-5 Recycling Training, Parkview Elementary School

K-5 Recycling Training, Parkview Elementary School
Recycling training presentation from Parkview Elementary School. 12 slides

Teacher Training for Green Team, Parkview School

Teacher Training for Green Team, Parkview School
Green Team Project training from Parkview Elementary School. 21 slides

Zero Waste Lunch Efforts

Zero Waste Lunch Efforts
Prospect Sierra School's Zero Waste Lunch Efforts. 1 web page

Documentation

Waste Assessment and Waste Audits

Waste Assessment and Waste Audits
Suggestions and guidance for food service and cafeteria waste reduction from the Northeast Recycling Council. 8 pages

General

Cafeteria Waste Webinar (Reducing Waste in Schools)

Cafeteria Waste Webinar (Reducing Waste in Schools)
A look at what three innovative school cafeterias in NYC are doing to minimize waste. 34 pages

Enhanced School Recycling, Parkview Center School - Best Practices

Enhanced School Recycling, Parkview Center School - Best Practices
Parkview Center School in ISD 197's effort to reduce waste. 21 pages

New Meal Requirements and Standards (USDA)

New Meal Requirements and Standards (USDA)
A complete guide of USDA's National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. 167 pages

Proposed Nutrition Standards for the USDA School Meal Programs and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

Proposed Nutrition Standards for the USDA School Meal Programs and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
A complete guide on how to meet nutritional needs of children. 40 pages

School Cafeteria Recycling  Food for Thought!

School Cafeteria Recycling Food for Thought!
A Powerpoint presentation regarding some thoughts on how to effectively reduce waste. 18 pages

Creating Less Trash in Schools (MPCA)

Creating Less Trash in Schools (MPCA)
MPCA suggests that being creative can help reduce you impact on the environment and save you money. 4 pages

Digging Deep Through School Trash (MPCA Study)

Digging Deep Through School Trash (MPCA Study)
A waste composition analysis of trash, recycling and organic material discarded at public schools in Minnesota. 72 pages

"Do It Green" Directory

"Do It Green" Directory
A directory of green businesses and organizations throughout Greater Minnesota. 1 web page

Food Service / Cafeteria Waste Reduction (Suggestions & Guidance)

Food Service / Cafeteria Waste Reduction (Suggestions & Guidance)
Lower overhead expenses and reduce disposal costs while still providing for the nutritional needs of students. 8 pages

Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
Institute of Medicine's recommendations for Nutrition Standards in schools. 4 pages

Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (FAQ)

Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (FAQ)
Questions and answers on the final rule for Nutrition Standards. 39 pages

Recycle Plastic 1-7

Recycle Plastic 1-7
What do the numbers mean on plastic containers? 1 page

Recycle More Minnesota Toolkit for Your School (MPCA)s

Recycle More Minnesota Toolkit for Your School (MPCA)
The Recycle More Minnesota toolkit for your school. 1 web page

Reuse + Recycling = Waste Reduction (A Guide for Schools & Groups)

Reuse + Recycling = Waste Reduction (A Guide for Schools & Groups)
A complete guide from EPA on how groups can get involved in the "WasteWise program." 32 pages

SMART CHOICES (Strategies for Schools - a la Carte in the School Cafeteria)

SMART CHOICES (Strategies for Schools - a la Carte in the School Cafeteria)
A guide from Dakota County on how to help students make Smart Choices in the foods they eat. 1 web page

Super Kids Nutrition Program

Super Kids Nutrition Program
A former director of USDA's Center for Nutrition gives ideas on how to get kids to eat healthy foods. 1 web page

Zero Waste Guide

Zero Waste Guide
Six steps you can take to make a difference in your school or community in reducing waste. 1 web page

Zero Waste Lunch Efforts

Zero Waste Lunch Efforts
From TV show "Eco Company" -- Prospect Sierra School, California demonstrates comprehensive school program. 6 min

How to Reduce Cafeteria Waste - Best Practices in NYC Public Schools!

How to Reduce Cafeteria Waste - Best Practices in NYC Public Schools!
Best Practices in NYC Public Schools!? See how "Cafeteria Ranger" takes care of recycling milk cartons and stacking trays. Get inspired. 12 min

It's Gotten Rotten

It's Gotten Rotten
Composting overview produced by Cornell University aimed at HS students. (Includes PDF) 20 min

Zero Waste Guide

HealthierUS School Challenge
The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) recognizes schools that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. 1 web page


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