National School Breakfast Week March 4th – 8th!

Come help us celebrate National School Breakfast Week next week (March 4-8, 2019) at your child’s elementary school.  This event highlights how eating a nutritious breakfast helps students “Fuel Up for Success” in the classroom and beyond.  Studies have shown that children who eat a nutritious breakfast are better able to learn, have better attendance, and improved grades. And when parents rely on school breakfast, they can be ASSURED that their child will receive a healthy breakfast.

 

Our goals are to:

  1. Promote healthy menus offered by School Nutrition Department to increase participation in collaboration with the Farm to School Community, Curriculum and Cafeteria teams.
  2. Raise awareness with parents, administration and other stakeholders about the importance of the school breakfast program for student’s success through surveys, menu sampling etc.

 

We, at Amherst Food, invite you to celebrate this week with a number of planned activities and to assist us in getting the word out to parents/guardians in an effort to increase participation.

 

Here is a list of activities that are happening in each school. We welcome your participation in any or all events! Please go to  https://goo.gl/forms/sBLP5tw8DC28HH462 to sign up.

 

Monday March 4, 8:00 to 9:00 am:  Kick Off event at Crocker Farm and Wildwood

 

Volunteer to serve breakfast to students in the Cafeteria at Crocker Farm or Wildwood Elementary. All you need to do is spread your enthusiasm and support this important effort!

 

Tuesday March 5, 8:00 to 9:00 am: Family Breakfast at Wildwood

 

Parents and Guardians are invited to sit and have breakfast in the Cafeteria with their kids. The Farm to School teams as well as Project Bread will be showcasing activities for parents/guardians to spread the word about the importance of a healthy breakfast, and our future plans of switching breakfast from the cafeteria to a breakfast in the classroom model. Volunteers are needed to help distribute surveys and assist with menu item sampling. This is also a good time to meet the Amherst Farm to School Team volunteers.

 

Wednesday March 6, 8:00 to 9:00 am: Family Breakfast at Crocker Farm

 

Parents and Guardians are invited to sit and have breakfast in the Cafeteria with their kids. The Farm to School teams as well as Project Bread will be showcasing activities for parents/guardians to spread the word about the importance of a healthy breakfast, and our future plans of switching breakfast from the cafeteria to a breakfast in the classroom model. Volunteers are needed to help distribute surveys and assist with menu item sampling. This is also a good time to meet the Amherst Farm to School Team volunteers.

 

 

 

 

Thursday March 7, 8:30 to 9:15 am: Teacher Thank You Celebration at Pelham Elementary

 

All grades at Pelham Elementary will be piloting Breakfast in the Classroom throughout the week. On Thursday, an appreciation breakfast will be served to teachers as they eat with their their students.  During this time volunteers are needed to visit with the teachers and thank them for the hard work they put in to make this pilot a success. Volunteers are also welcome to read to the students while they eat.

 

Friday March 8, 8:30 to 9:15 am: Project Bread Breakfast in the Classroom Press Event at Fort River

 

Amherst School Nutrition and the Farm to School Teams are partnering with Project Bread, Congressman Jim McGovern, and Blue Cross Blue Shield to host a Breakfast in the Classroom Press Event at Fort River Elementary. Come support this important effort, share your opinion and hear why Alternative Models of Breakfast can benefit our district. There will be presentations and food sampling from Project Bread’s Chef Sam and the Farm to School Teams.

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