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Steal This Idea
We hosted a student art exhibit and tour of our warehouse facilities. The art represents each student’s vision of wellness, and the original artwork will be displayed permanently in the...
Our district works in partnership with our county health department’s nutrition services. We have been able to provide the opportunity for students to go to the grocery store so they can...
We wanted to make sure that all the meals were made consistently across the district, so we made a book that has a photo and preparation instructions for every meal. This way the workers know exactly...
We started a 2-4-6-Ate! parent meal tray program. A lot of parents don’t want to leave their kids to eat. We’ve always had a parent tray program, but a lot of parents were asking...
We market our school breakfast program with magnets in buses. We ask the bus drivers to put the magnets in the front of the bus so that the students can see them all the way to school and all the way...
People ask us all the time how they can help with the program. They always want to give us recipes, but that doesn’t really work for us. So we tell them they can donate money for a salad...
We ran a contest to get “going green” ideas from students. They gave us more than 100 ideas for what we could do to make not only our operation but also the campus greener. We...
We held a Night at the Movies event where we had the students guess the movie by the food we served. For example, we served Greek lamb and potato kabobs with pita, lemon wedges and tzatziki sauce,...
This fall, we decided not to serve canned soda or bottled water at our grab-and-go locations. Instead of offering cans and bottles, we now encourage students to make use of stainless steel water...

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