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Smarter lunchrooms sub-grant deadline extended to Dec. 9

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota Team Nutrition is now accepting submissions until December 9, 2016 for the $1,000 Smarter Lunchrooms Team Nutrition sub-grant.

"This grant is a great opportunity for schools to improve their lunchroom environment and engage students in the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement," said Megan Jacobson, SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist and S.D. Team Nutrition Co-Project Director.

A smarter lunchroom is one that influences students toward choosing healthier, more nutritious foods by applying research-based principles and finding low to no cost solutions that can be implemented in any lunchroom setting. The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement was developed by Cornell University and their slogan is, "It's not nutrition until it's eaten."

The Team Nutrition Program in South Dakota is administered by the S.D. Department of Education through Child and Adult Nutrition Services (CANS). CANS contracts with SDSU Extension to manage some of S.D.'s Team Nutrition projects like The Smarter Lunchrooms Team Nutrition sub-grant.

Eligible Applicants: Any South Dakota school district or organization that participates in the National School Lunch program and has a full lunchroom that serves students in grades 7-12.

This one-page grant is simple to fill out and you are not required to specify how you will spend the grant money at this time. If you are selected to receive funding, you will receive one-on-one technical assistance to help you successfully implement the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement in your school.

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