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Offer vs. Serve Breakfast Poster (Secondary) – What does yours look like?
The new breakfast regulations mean new menus, and correct cafeteria signage. Help your students understand a reimbursable, complete meal with colorful posters on the food line. Keep in mind the following:
-Visuals are the best way to understanding. Pictures speak volumes.
-Large and in charge. Make sure to put front and center. The larger the poster size the better.
Here is an example of a secondary poster from the Boulder Valley School District.
Hosting a Rainbow Day at your school can help increase fruit and vegetable consumption at the salad bar, raise school lunch participation, and join food services, school administration, teachers, and parents together for a fun and healthy activity. Download this guide to help you host a Rainbow Day at your school!
This guide addresses the many areas that districts and schools need to address when considering adding salad bars to their reimbursable meal programs. Areas covered include equipment selection, regulations, purchasing, recipe development, training, marketing and student interface. The guide also links to all the individual salad bar resources and videos on The Lunch Box so it's our one-stop shop for salad bar information!
Buying local for your district can be easier than meets the eye. Get started by checking out these 10 facts compiled by the USDA about local food In school cafeterias.
Proposed rule for nutrition standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs
Professors at Teachers College, Columbia University, created our unique Food Day school curriculum. The 88-page Food Day curriculum for upper elementary and middle school grads offers five lessons designed to teach children the importance of eating real, fresh food; cutting back on processed foods; and advocating for a healthier community. The lessons can be easily adapted for older or younger students. Teachers are encouraged to use the curriculum on the week of October 24.
A Field Guide To Salad Bars In Schools offers a one-stop guide for schools offering this great lunch room program for their students.
This report tells the story of work undertaken by farm to school proponents in California to understand and address barriers to farm to school and of work within the system to promote and expand this exiting state wide program. (Anapama Joshi and Moira Berry)