Health & Wellness

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Suggest Sammies

For National Nutrition Month we post and email healthy, creative, build-your-own sandwich ideas. We also gave out magnets with five healthy sandwiches students can make with simple ingredients that...

Stealth Health

We hide puréed kidney beans in our tacos. As the year progresses, the purée gets chunkier until the students can recognize the kidney beans. At first you disguise the beans and...

Fresh Start

To reinforce healthy habits one of our dining halls holds a health promotion program called “Fresh Start Mondays.” The menu includes new vegetable-loaded recipes and brings some...

Future Chefs

We do a Future Chefs competition in the elementary schools that is focused on healthy after-school snacks. The students submit recipes, and the best five are selected to compete in a cook-off. We...

Build Your Plate

We started a Build Your Plate program to familiarize students with healthy foods, with the hope that those habits continue as they age. Students are taught how to prepare a balanced meal, the source...

Super Powers

We served a variety of “super foods” that intrigued the taste buds and pleased appetites during a recent party. The menu items were posted to inform participants of their &...

iPad Kiosk

We use an iPad kiosk in our dining hall’s lobby, which lists all the items on the daily menu. The items are grouped by meal and each item has nutrition facts and allergens. The students...

Student Mercado

I’m hoping to start a program called the mercado peso. Students would receive pesos, which we would create, when they were caught doing good things. On Friday the students would be able to...

Wolf Approved

We mark items at our c-stores with a “wolf-approved’ denotation, which means the item fits four of our five healthy option criteria. This directs students to smarter snack options...

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