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Tips for Partnering with Many Stakeholder Groups

Are you interested in inviting students, teachers, parents, community members, or other stakeholders to join in your Smarter Lunchrooms initiatives in schools?
Do you want to increase student involvement in the lunchroom through art, social media, taste tests, surveys, or other means?
Would you like to partner with teachers on nutrition education projects?

Good news! The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement National Office is proud to share five new resources to help you connect with many different stakeholder groups within your school community, all for the purpose of supporting your lunchroom interventions and deepening your lunchrooms’ connection to their schools. These strategies can also help you improve your score on the Smarter Lunchrooms Scorecard! Access these resources here.

The tip sheets will help you connect with…

  • Teachers: partner on classroom projects related to nutrition education, hands-on research in the lunchroom, art, social media, and A/V
  • Members of the wider school community: involve parent groups, community groups, businesses, and nonprofits in diverse ways related to their interests and capabilities
  • Students (3 tip sheets): detailed advice and project ideas for involving students of all ages and abilities in beautifying the lunchroom with student art, creating large-scale permanent wall murals, and forming a Student Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) to assist and advise the school food service (SFS) leader

We hope that collaborating with these stakeholders will help strengthen relationships between your lunchrooms and potential allies and help each school attain Gold status on the Scorecard!