Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The "Sides" Solution

 For discussion:

If you're home with your kids today, please take five minutes to talk about the following with them:


The picture above is an actual child's lunch from last Wednesday. This student opted not to take any of the sides offered which happened to be listed as make your own Caesar salad and cinnamon applesauce. This kid was probably hungry later on, missed out on teh vitamins and fiber in the sides AND cost our lunch program $0.25.

Strange but true.  The federal government gives our school $0.25 for each lunch we provide that meets their requirements for protein, grains, fruit or vegetable and calories.  This money means higher quality food for our school's lunches. Every quarter counts.

So please talk to your kids about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. go over the menu with them ahead of time and point out the foods you think they would enjoy and talk about why they're important to their health.

Now, go vote and enjoy the benefits of democracy.


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