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Student\Parent Participation in School Nutrition

Student\Parent Participation in School Nutrition

We like to involve the students and their parents with some of our fun events like:
 
  • Thanksgiving Dinner (for the public)
  • Dr. Seuss week at Brown Primary and Elementary School
  • Feed your body feed your mind
  • Taste Testing (High School & Jr.High )
 
Feed your body. Feed your mind - This program's purpose is to get kids to read. During this program we promote a book about food and one day we will serve the food in the book as lunch. When we serve the food we have a drawing of names. The student who wins the drawing will receive a copy of that book. The classroom and library will receive a copy of the book too.
 
Dr. Seuss Week - During the Dr. Seuss Week we promote a Dr. Seuss books and have something in the cafeteria that represents those books. We use the book I Am Sam. In the cafeteria  served green eggs and serve ham, made with food coloring of course.
 
Pastries for Parents - Once a year we provide pastries for parents at Brown Primary who want to eat with their children at school.
 
Grandparents Day Luncheon - In September we provide lunch for the grandparents or a special person   at Brown Primary who want to eat with their children at school.

 

Be Our Guest – In September we provide lunch for a special person at Smithville Elementary who want to eat with their children at school.

 
Thanksgiving Dinner (for the public) - We provide a Thanksgiving dinner for the public, however, this meal is not free.
 
Taste Testing (High School and Jr. High School) - In order to serve food that we know the kids will like, we need their opinion on the food. So, we started taste testings that involve bringing in new food and offering free samples to the children and ask them to give their thoughts on how it tastes. It's enjoyable for the kids to try new things and helpful for us to figure out what new foods we should bring to the cafeteria