state legislatures and departments of education adopting and requiring proficiency assessments for core elements of their state food and nutrition curriculum standards in accordance with the Common Core State Standards Initiative, and local education agency wellness policies articulating ways in which results of food and nutrition education proficiency assessments can be used to inform program improvement; and

  state and local departments of education, working with local education agency wellness policies, to link changes in the meals provided through child nutrition services with the food literacy and nutrition education curriculum to the extent possible.


IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2011. Examination of front-of-package nutrition rating systems and symbols: Promoting healthier choices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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