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Brownsville TX ISD Celebrates National School Breakfast Week

We’re having a ball sharing your stories about National School Breakfast Week. Today’s featured celebration is Brownsville Texas ISD at Veterans High School. Take a look!

I had a table during open house and passed out samples of the breakfast we serve to our students to the parents. Answered any questions parents had of our breakfast and gave them the print outs of the menus we serve. I also did a presentation on the importance of a healthy balanced breakfast to parents during a parental meeting. And started the day celebrating Dr. Seuss B Day by preparing a balanced green eggs and ham breakfast to our Book Club Students. A few students from the book club helped prepare the breakfast.

What a great idea to involve parents! They play such an important role, and we applaud your efforts to include them in your celebration. Looks like fun was had by all!

 

Grants Promote the Family Farm System

Farm to School PosterFrom our friends at GrantStation – looks like a great match…

Grants Promote the Family Farm System
Farm Aid
Farm Aid supports nonprofit organizations that work to maintain a family farm system of agriculture and that promote solutions to the challenges facing rural communities. Grants of $3,000 to $10,000 are provided in the following categories: Growing the Good Food Movement supports programs that build local and regional food systems, connecting farmers directly to consumers and creating new value-added markets for family farmers. Helping Farmers Thrive focuses on projects that provide farmers with the resources needed to get started on the land, access new markets, transition to more sustainable farming practices, produce renewable fuels, and stay on the land in the face of financial crisis and natural disasters. Taking Action to Change the System funds organizations that promote fair farm policies and grassroots organizing campaigns to defend family farm agriculture. Letters of inquiry are due by May 1, 2015; full proposals must be submitted by August 1, 2015. Grant application guidelines are available on the Farm Aid website.

National Nutrition Month Tips

National Nutrition Month is in full swing and this year’s theme “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” is focused on the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Here are some simple tips from ChooseMyPlate.gov that will get you on your way towards a healthier lifestyle:

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• Find out how many calories YOU need for a day. Go to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov to find your calorie level.
• Enjoy your food, but eat less.
• Avoid oversized portions.
• Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
• Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
• Make half your grains whole grains.
• Cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt.
• Choose lower sodium versions of foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals.
• Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
• Be physically active your way with activities you enjoy.

For more tips check out Learning ZoneXpress’ array of MyPlate nutrition resources to help guide you as you “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”.

Paulding County School District Celebrates National School Breakfast Week

Paulding County School District Celebrates National School Breakfast Week

Paulding County School District celebrated National School Breakfast Week with a creative coloring contest!

We ask children to color our NSBW coloring sheet. In order to get a coloring sheet we encourage the children to come eat breakfast with us. On Friday the winner of the coloring contest will win a tony the tiger pillow. During this week we are going to the schools dressed up as an apple and carrot and encouraging the children to come eat breakfast with us.

We absolutely love the costumes. What a fabulous way to get the attention of your students and send a positive, health message! Way to go Paulding County!

Paulding County School District Celebrates National School Breakfast Week

Madison Park Middle School Celebrates National School Breakfast Week

Madison Park Middle School celebrates with a fun visit from fruit man! Looks like the kids had a great time. Thank you fruit man for being a positive influence and encouraging healthy habits!

Madison Park Middle School CelebratesNSBW