In an effort to decrease chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart
disease, Hennepin County Public Health secured a five-year Community
Transformation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As
part of this grant, Hennepin County Public Health recognized a need to ensure
food service staff are properly trained to support healthy eating initiatives such
as increasing student intake of fruits and vegetables. Extension’s strong history
of impactful school food service trainings, Hennepin County Public Health
contracted with Extension’s school food service team to conduct trainings.
Training objectives include: 1) Improving the culinary skills of foodservice
staff to prepare fruits and vegetables, including locally grown, that appeal to
students; 2) implementing behavioral economic techniques to increase student
consumption of fruits and vegetables. To date, this training has been conducted
in seven school districts reaching more than 400 participants.
Lovett, Kathleen; Caskey, Mary; Schroeder, Mary; Kunkel, Kelly.
Transforming the School Cafeteria Environment in Hennepin County.
University of Minnesota Extension.
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