Our FoodCorps service member serves in-depth at MacQuiddy Elementary, teaching garden and nutrition education. We have partnered with Life Lab to offer NGSS-aligned lessons in both the classrooms and garden, discussing topics such as eating the rainbow and the importance of eating locally.
Healthy School Meals
As many students receive a bulk of their nutrition throughout the school day, our department strives to provide quality meals to best support our students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn. Our service members have supported us in this process by strengthening our farm-to-school programs with Harvest of the Month and California Thursdays, steering students toward healthy options in our cafeterias, and piloting a salad bar program for elementary schools within the district.
School-wide Culture of Health
Through district-wide taste testing, garden celebrations, and cafeteria remodels with Smarter Lunchrooms, FoodCorps creates space for the whole school community to celebrate eating healthfully.
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