The agency's Child Nutrition Programs staff administer the federal programs that support nutritious meals and snacks in schools, daycare settings and summer program sites, ensuring that nutritious, high-quality meals and snacks are served to program participants in all eligible sites in Vermont. The Agency supports program sponsors through program guidance, technical assistance, training, monitoring and evaluation to assure that every program receives the maximum federal and state funding available.
In this episode of "Education - Join the Conversation" (Episode 2 - November 2012) Commissioner Armando Vilaseca is joined by a
roundtable of experts to discuss the USDA's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. They explore the challenges and opportunities the new nutrition standards have created, menu planning and collaboration, the farm-to-school movement, school gardens, and act H.234.
This document contains information that may help schools while they are assessing and addressing the needs of students with life threatening allergies and life-threatening chronic illnesses. With a chart of live links to related legal and technical resources and contact numbers for agency staff that may address specific subtopics within this topic, this will be a useful tool for school staff serving students with these conditions.