The purpose of the Project PA Team Nutrition Action Plan grant program was to help schools develop and implement action plans through which cafeteria, classroom, and community members worked together to improve school nutrition and participation in the school meals programs. The awarded plans brought together representatives from school food service, school administration, and school faculty to provide for nutrition activities in the students' total environment: cafeteria, classroom, and community.
Twenty–two grant applications from across the state were received by the January 10, 2000 deadline, from which the "Showcase Schools" were selected to receive Action Plan grants of $3,000 each.
The Showcase Schools were: Forest City Regional High School — Forest City Regional School District — Action Plan Centerville Elementary School — Hempfield School District — Action Plan Sacred Heart School — Northampton (Diocese of Allentown) — Action Plan Wayne Highlands Middle School — Wayne Highlands School District — Action Plan Nutrition Action Plan team members from each of the above Showcase Schools participated in a kick-off "Team Nutrition Workshop" in March 2000 at University Park. We were thrilled to work with these schools in the implementation of the fine action plans they created. The Project PA film team-visited the schools to video document their grant-related activities.