Students create healthy recipes for Culinary Arts Fair

School nutrition professionals in one rural West Virginia district wanted to do more to educate students about nutrition, recognizing that engaging with students could help the effort to lower obesity rates and improve health. Wyoming County School District‘s Director of Child Nutrition and General Wellness Programs Rhonda Thomas created a student culinary arts fair to encourage a friendly competition for students to create healthy recipes.

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Take-Home Breakfasts for Students

How students “Take Off with School Breakfast” varies from school to school across the country during National School Breakfast Week (March 7-11, 2022). Dealing with various challenges over the past two years has prompted many school meal programs to get creative to ensure students have a healthy breakfast to nourish their day. Maplewood Richmond Heights School District in St. Louis County (MO) has been providing healthy breakfasts to students at the end of the day to bring home and eat in the next morning. 

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Curbside Lunch Pick-up Doesn’t Stop National School Lunch Week Celebrations

National School Lunch Week (NSLW) looks pretty different this year for Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools (NC) as K-5 students won’t be starting in-school classes until October 19. The district has been running a curbside meal pick-up operation to coincide with distance learning, but they haven’t given up serving nutritious and delicious meals for their students! ECPPS is offering prepared meals that are shelf stable or heat-and-eat selections for middle and high schoolers.

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School Food Gets Sophisticated

As students get exposed to more culturally diverse foods and choices, they seek those options in the cafeteria too. Schools across the country are incorporating more ethnically diverse foods into their menus and including them in exciting new build-your-own stations for student to customize their healthy lunches.

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