Resources for Schools
We know we can play an important role as nutrition educators — particularly for children, their parents and other caregivers. After all, we have a long history of proactively encouraging health and fitness.
Recent School-based Initiatives
In Canada, the Mission Nutrition® program provides teachers with creative, easy-to-use, curriculum-based resources to teach students from kindergarten to grade 8 about healthy eating, active living and positive self-esteem. It also includes information and activities to help families adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors at home.
In the United States, the Nutrition team offers a variety of support for schools. This includes providing products that meet USDA School Meal regulations for nutrition; supporting School Nutrition Professionals with relevant tools, programs and education; and being Patron members of the School Nutrition Association.
In the United Kingdom, we brought together a group of external, independent nutrition experts and education specialists to collate food and nutrition guidelines for school breakfast clubs. These guidelines were collated on the basis of the school food legislation, originally compiled by the School Food Trust, and were developed especially for breakfast in the absence of any other breakfast-specific guidance. Kellogg’s UK funded the meetings of the experts, the collation and editing, and the publication and dissemination of the guidelines to school food providers. The guidelines can be found online and are available in hard copy from our local customer services.
In Mexico, Kellogg has developed the School Nutrition Education Program, a component of the “Yo Quiero, Yo Puedo” (“I Want, I Can”) Program. It is implemented in collaboration with IMIFAP, a nonprofit organization that specializes in educational programs nationwide. The School Nutrition Education Program targets elementary school students, their teachers and parents. It includes topics about nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, gender equality and positive self-esteem, and provides written material, workshops, chats with parents and initial and final metrics to understand program results and impacts.