Free Nutrition Resources for Your School

Team Nutrition invites you to visit the new Team Nutrition Schools Network website! The Team Nutrition Schools Network is for schools participating in USDA’s National School Lunch Program that are interested in and working towards creating and sustaining healthy nutrition environments. Members of the network enjoy access to free nutrition education resources and promotional items, networking opportunities, and more.

Not a member? Join today at! In January, Team Nutrition Schools will have the opportunity to request new nutrition message decals to display in their cafeterias. Don’t miss out!

Currently a member? Check the website to make sure they have the most updated information for your school, so that you can stay in the know with Team Nutrition. While you’re there, be sure to take a look at the new features, including:

Supportive Resources for the Release of the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why – Season 2

The Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why season two, will be released Friday, May 18th. The first season, which was extremely popular with teens and young adults, followed the story of a high school girl’s (Hannah) suicide, including scenes involving bullying, sexual assault and suicide portrayal. In season two, we have learned that the show will focus more on themes of recovery as the school community copes with the aftermath of a suicide loss, suicide attempt and sexual assault.

If you are seeking information to share with educators, students and families, the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will support you with a number of helpful tools and resources including:

  • AFSP and 13 Reasons Why – AFSP’s web page providing guidance and resources for teachers, parents and young adults who view the show.
  • Teens and Suicide: What Parents Should Know – AFSP’s web page that you can link to in your parent newsletters, website and social media accounts.
  • More Than Sad – AFSP’s national suicide prevention education program for middle and high school faculty, parents and students.
  • After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools – Developed in collaboration with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, this free in-depth guide offers best practices and practical tools in the aftermath of a suicide that impacts the school community.
  • Seize the Awkward – A national peer-to-peer PSA campaign that helps teens and young adults be more comfortable talking to each other about mental health and when to get help. Includes humorous videos and vlogs from YouTube stars to make the topic more approachable. Great to use as a discussion tool in classroom or in peer-to-peer outreach efforts.