Communication Tools for School Nutrition Programs

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This resource provides newsletter templates, press release templates and tips to help school nutrition programs communicate effectively with their school boards, administrators and the community about the needs and value of the programs.

Documents are available in both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat formats. The Word documents can be edited and customized to meet specific school needs.


School Nutrition Media Release: Tips and Templates
Use this information to help develop positive relationships and consistent communication with print and electronic media reporters. Word Document.
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Sample Newsletter #1 Word Document
Sample Newsletter #1 in Microsoft Word format designed to be customized and edited for specific program needs. 2008. ET82-08
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Sample Newsletter #2 Word Document
Sample Newsletter #2 in Microsoft Word format designed to be customized and edited for specific program needs. 2008. ET82-08
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Sample Newsletter #3 Word Document
Sample Newsletter #3 in Microsoft Word format designed to be customized and edited for specific program needs. 2008. ET82-08
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Newspaper Advertisement for School Nutrition Employees Word Document
Template to be used as advertisement for school nutrition employees in Microsoft Word format designed to be customized and edited for specific program or employee needs. 2008. ET82-08
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Preparing for the Media Word Document
List of tips to be used while preparing to speak with media. 2008. ET82-08
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Skeleton for News Releases/Articles and Suggested Topics Word Document
This document contains a list of topic suggestions to be used for news articles and press releases. Included are two examples of press releases that are in Word format that can be customized for specific school needs. 2008. ET82-08
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SoundBits for the Media Word Document
Suggestions for information to have prepared when contacted by or contacting the media in Word format that can be customized to specific school or program needs. 2008. ET82-08
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School Nutrition Case Study: Tips and Examples Word Document
Sharing your school's nutrition success story has benefits for your department and for other schools too. Your program benefits from the exposure and recognition for healthy changes; other schools can put your good ideas to work in their programs.
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School Nutrition Media Release: Tips and Templates PDF Format
Use this information to help develop positive relationships and consistent communication with print and electronic media reporters.
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Sample Newsletter #1 PDF Format
Sample newsletter in PDF format. 2008. ET82-08
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Sample Newsletter #2 PDF Format
Sample newsletter in PDF format. 2008. ET82-08
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Sample Newsletter #3 PDF Format
Sample newsletter in PDF format. 2008. ET82-08
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Newspaper Advertisement for School Nutrition Employees PDF Format
Newspaper advertisement for school nutrition employees in PDF format. 2008. ET82-08
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Preparing for the Media PDF Format
List of tips to be used while preparing to speak with media. 2008. ET82-08
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Skeleton for News Releases/Articles and Suggested Topics PDF Format
This document contains a list of topic suggestions to be used for news articles and press releases. Included are two examples of press releases in PDF format. 2008. ET82-08
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SoundBits for the Media PDF Format
Suggestions for information to have prepared when contacted by or contacting the media in PDF format. 2008. ET82-08
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School Nutrition Case Study: Tips and Examples PDF Format
Sharing your school's nutrition success story has benefits for your department and for other schools too. Your program benefits from the exposure and recognition for healthy changes; other schools can put your good ideas to work in their programs.
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Slide Presentation - Microsoft PowerPoint Format
Slide presentation titled HealthierUS School Challenge. This resource contains 20 slides.
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