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The Playbook

Good nutrition is a vital component of children's growth, development and learning, and that's why the West Virginia Department of Education's Office of Child Nutrition is leading the way in the fight against childhood obesity and poor eating habits. In many cases, schools provide the only nutritious meals that children receive. Because of this, we are working hard to see that every West Virginia child has at least two healthy meals and good, nutritious snacks each day.

In an effort to provide direction and the tools needed to create a model food service program in every county, the Office of Child Nutrition is proud to present The Playbook - A Guide to Creating a Model Food Service Program in West Virginia. The Playbook serves as a how-to guide that features information about the nutritional and financial benefits for students, schools and the community. It provides the best national and state resources that illustrate how schools can comply with federal and state policies and regulations, empower students to make healthy food choices, and encourage school personnel and others to serve as role models.

To learn more about The Playbook and the Model Food Service Program components, please review and use this innovative resource.