Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Friday, September 2, 2011

Weekend Reading


Ready for school to start on Tuesday? Our school's lunch menu will be posted here at some point - all though it is not up at the time of this post.  I'm excited to see the latest round of improvements from our hard-working food service staff.

Meanwhile, the Environmental Working group has put out these great tips on packing healthy school lunches. 

Chef Ann greeted the Back to School season with this post on her blog describing the enormous problems with school lunch in our country and then posted this great description of what we need our school lunch to be over on another blog ..with a really long name.

I was interested in this description of a farm-to-school fair at a school in Massachusetts as pictured in the Brave New Lunch blog. Our  school's nutrition committee is interested in doing something similar with a trial run taking place over the summer.

 There's new research that probiotic yogurt could help treat anxiety and depression. Read this overview in The Economist.

Things to Do

 Family Fun Day is this Sunday at Sea Cliff Beach thanks to the Sea Cliff Beach Committee. Then, after a long day of fun, stay for music by Tidal Groove and art thanks to the Sea Cliff Arts Council.

Raspberry picking at Fort Salonga Farm has begin. Call to make sure they have berries left.

From the The New York Botanical Garden website:  open all weekend, including Monday, September 5—with a visit to Mario Batali's Edible Garden. Families enjoy daily gardening activities and cooking demonstrations that showcase kid-friendly recipes with the chance to sample and search for ingredients throughout the Family Garden. Explore gardening plots showcasing Mario’s favorite vegetables and fruits: Batali's Berry Patch; Babbo Beets, Beans, Garlic, and Greens Garden; and Otto Pizza Garden. Kids embark on Mario's Menu Mystery Scavenger Hunt, and daily cooking demonstrations highlight easy Mario recipes for you to try at home. Get more information on Mario Batali's Edible Garden.

Enjoy the long weekend!

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