Eat Your Veggies

veggies Veggie Love is growing in the Cafeteria!

Starting in November, professional chefs will be working with kitchen staff to develop new, appetizing vegetable offerings and engage students in monthly taste tests. Our nutrition team firmly believes that healthy eating patterns are essential for students to do well in school and fully develop both mentally and physically. With project funding through Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) and a partnership with Hennepin County Public Health Promotion, we are striving to increase the selection and consumption of fruits and vegetables to power up student concentration and learning.

Ask your child about the taste tests in the upcoming months. Our first date is coming up on November 15 and is focused on Brussels sprouts, a fall favorite!  We’ll post fun photos on Facebook and link families to the new recipes on the district website. Spread a little veggie love around your dinner table at home and be a healthy role model eating your veggies too!  Parent volunteers needed at taste test events too.  Please consider signing up, we are in need of volunteers for next week.  Sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B48A9AB2DA5F94-meadow .  Contact Katie Wahl, Child Nutrition SHIP Coordinator, with questions.  Katie_m_wahl@rdale.org

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