Today marks the beginning of National School Breakfast Week. Schools are celebrating the “I Heart School Breakfast” theme in various ways. A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education possible!
National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and celebrated annually in March . The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This years theme for National Nutrition Month® encourages everyone to realize the numerous benefits healthy eating habits offer, but it also urges everyone to find ways to cut back on food waste. Learning how to manage food resources will help you “Go Further with Food”, while saving both nutrients and money.
For handouts and tipsheets click here to visit eatright.org.
Caroline County Public School’s Strategic Plan, Pathways 2022, was rolled out this school year. The Strategic Plan includes a goal for school and community relationships which fosters the involvement of families in the education of their students.
CCPS launched “October Outreach: Project 22″; an initiative designed to highlight ways the schools and community can work together. As a tie in to this initiative, we encouraged our students to eat 22 fruits and vegetables in October. We were excited by the level of participation; one location received over 200 responses.
For more information about Pathways 2022 and October Outreach: Project 22 visit the links listed below.
Virginia Farm to School Week is October 2-6, 2017 which coincides with National Farm to School Month. This year, we are encouraged to “Make some Noise for Virginia Farm to School Programs” to recognize the importance of these programs in improving child nutrition, supporting local economies, and educating students about the origins of food. Here in Caroline County we celebrate by featuring locally-procured foods on our menus, hosting contests, inviting guest farmers to classrooms and cafeterias, and engaging in other related educational activities.
On October 4 at 10:00 a.m., schools were encouraged to show their support for Virginia Farm to School efforts by participating in the Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth, an event where all participants simultaneously take a bite out of a locally-grown apple.