Montana Team Nutrition supports schools in building healthy nutrition environments so that children:

  • Learn about food through nutrition education and farm to school activities
  • Enjoy delicious, healthy meals served in smart lunchrooms as part of positive, pleasant mealtimes, and
  • Practice healthy eating and physical activity habits throughout the school day.

Located at Montana State University within the Department of Health and Human Development, staff work closely with the MSU Food and Health Lab and MSU Extension Nutrition Education Programs.

Learn more about training and technical assistance opportunities on the Montana Team Nutrition Program website.


“Farm to school” is broadly defined as a program that connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.

Montana Team Nutrition Program and Office of Public Instruction have led efforts in Montana to strengthen farm to school programs by sponsoring and facilitating the Montana Farm to School Leadership Team and providing programs and support for schools and communities implementing farm to school initiatives.

Learn more about farm to school topics on the Montana Farm to School website.