This resources provides a toolkit and videos that teach about and aim to increase the utilization of traditional Wisconsin American Indian foods in school meals programs.
The toolkit was developed as a guide to learn about American Indian dietary traditions and cultures by incorporating these healthful recipes and resources into their food service programs and school curriculum. It provides detailed information and visuals to support school meals programs interested in farm to school and traditional foods programming. The toolkit also provides information on how to meaningfully incorporate traditional foods through a variety of hands-on classroom and school menu options.
In addition to the toolkit, a video titled American Indian Traditional Foods in School Meals is also available. This video, which is featured above, is for educators and students to learn about traditional foods.
Five brief, engaging videos about traditional foods in Wisconsin (bison, cranberries, maple syrup, the three sisters (corn, beans, and squash), and wild rice) can also be found on the Traditional Foods in Wisconsin webpage.