Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Healthy Snacks Tasting for In Classroom Snacks sponsored by the Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee.

The Nutrition Committee provided a healthy snacks tasting after school on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.  Kids flocked our tasting tables excited to chow down on some healthy snacks!

Farmigo provided all kinds of apples for our tasting and sliced them fresh in front of the kids. The kids flocked over to try four varieties of apples, sprinkled with cinnamon:

The apples were: Mutsu, Empire, Cortano, Jonagold

The Nutrition Committee made cucumbers sticks seasoned with Himalayan Sea Salt, and also offered some packaged healthy snacks.

Kids exclaimed over and over how much they enjoyed the apples and cucumbers!  Who said you can’t get kids to eat their fruits and vegetables.

The children also enjoyed several packaged healthy snacks in addition to the fresh fruit and vegetables.  The packaged snacks included:

• Skinny Pop
• Veggie Straws by Sensible Portions
• Multigrain Tortilla Chips by Food Should Taste Good
  (also offered in the cafeteria as a snack item)
• Organic 100 calorie Wholly Guacamole
• Hummus by Rising Tide Grocery Store in Glen Cove

These are some great ways to get our kids to making healthier eating choices.  Especially giving them fresh fruits and vegetables, jazzing them up with some seasoning will help them be healthier eaters as they grow older.

**** Many Snacks today were donated by
Rising Tide Organic Store in Glen Cove THANK YOU!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Demystifying the Sea Cliff School Cafeteria

Demystifying the Sea Cliff School Cafeteria

Tuesday, October 28th 8:45 a.m. In The Sea Cliff Cafeteria

Join Lisa Papalia, Food Service - Cook Manager, North Shore Schools
for an informative Q&A

Find out what a balanced lunch tray is!

Ask questions!
What and/or how much your child is eating?
Why can't our school be nut free?
What do Alternative Entrees mean?
What are the Monthly Specials - How are they chosen?

Come see a sample lunch and check out our salad bar!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Teal pumpkins try to change Halloween for kids with food allergies

Halloween is a true challenge for parents with allergy kids. Please read this, The Teal Pumpkin Project and think about giving out allergy free "treats".

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Farmigo Promotion Code!

Check out Farmigo's FB page, Like it, and order from them! Use this week's #FarmigoFriday promotion PERFECTPROTEINS and receive $10 off any order that includes meat, seafood or beans!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Working Organic Farm, Right in our Backyard!

Queens County Farm Museum. Home to the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. Sounds like a great place to visit!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014



Picture Farmigo, a Brooklyn based Benefit Company that delivers fresh, seasonal and sustainable produce sourced from local farms, is coming to Sea Cliff.  The service allows community members to purchase vegetables, meats, and other food items on-line, and to pick up their orders a few days later at Sea Cliff School.

Anyone, not just Sea Cliff Elementary parents, are welcome to join the Sea Cliff produce purchasing community.

Purchases support sustainable small farms and the local economy, and 10% of all proceeds go back to Sea Cliff School.

Farmigo partners with family-run farms to provide a direct link between small producers and mindful consumers. Like a community supported agriculture organization (CSA), Farmigo works within communities,to reinforce the sense of joining together around food.  The service was brought to the School through the efforts of Sea Cliff mom Nedra Bleifer, and with support from Principal Chis Zublionis and the Sea Cliff PCA. 

According to to Farmigo's website, all produce is organic-certified, grown by farmers who use sustainable growing practices, and the meat is pasture-raised, the fish wild-caught, and the eggs and dairy free of GMOs, hormones and antibiotics.  All produce is harvested within 48 hours of delivery. 

The system is quite simple, and allows customers to "pay-as-you-go," and requires no long-term commitment.  One only need go to to set up an account 

Every week, members place their individual orders by Sunday night at midnight;
on Monday, Farmigo sends all orders to the farmers, who harvest on Tuesday;
on Wednesdays, farmers deliver their produce to Farmigo, where items are sorted and placed in individual shopping bags, with each member's name labeled;
From 2:45 to 4:00pm on Wednesday, Sea Cliff Community members retrieve their orders; on Thursday, orders are processed, to allow for members to send feedback on their delivery and alert Farmigo of any issue by emailing

The system allows for a standing weekly order that is automatically in place for each week, if that is what the customer desires.  If not, the order can easily be modified or put on hold at any time. There are no order minimums and no commitment fees.

The first delivery is on Wednesday, January 29, for which orders must be received by midnight this Sunday.  

To sign up and order from the Sea Cliff Community, visit this link - or contact Nedra Bleifer at

For further information on Farmigo, please contact Ludovica Ferme:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

You Won’t Believe Where Silly Putty Is Hiding In Your Food

Dimethylpolysiloxane 101 (a.k.a. Silly Putty)

Dimethylsiloxane is commonly used in vinegary-smelling silicone caulks, adhesives, and aquarium sealants, a component in silicone grease and other silicone based lubricants, as well as in defoaming agents, mold release agents, damping fluids, heat transfer fluids, polishes, cosmetics, hair conditioners AND IN OUR FOOD!
There have been no major studies conducted on the safety of dimethylsiloxane in food by the FDA or the Food Industry since it was approved in 1998, but the food industry is allowed to use it in anything they want (except milk). Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches, McDonalds French Fries, KFC Mash Potatoes and Biscuits, Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists, Five Guys French Fries, Dominos Bread Sticks, and on and on – the list of guilty restaurants is mind-blowing.