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Show casing new SNS Nutrition Programs for 2009 School Year

Show casing new SNS Nutrition Programs for 2009 School Year



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Hcc Pta Back To School Night Sept 15 Tucker Hs Hcc Pta Back To School Night Sept 15 Tucker Hs Presentation Transcript

  • School Nutrition Services Marketing Projects 2009-2010
  • Carbohydrate Counts On Lunch Menus
    • Added total grams of carbohydrate (CHO) to each food item on monthly lunch menu.
    • Researched by Francine Kerber, RD with Bon Secours Good Life Center for nutritional accuracy .
    • One serving of CHO is 15g, according to the American Diabetes Association CHO Exchange List.
    • Most children should eat 45-75g per meal.
    • Benefits diabetic children w/their insulin.
  • Elementary School Menu With Carbohydrate Counts
  • Dynacal
    • SNS added all lunch menus to the district calendar powered by Dynacal so parents can get menus on their hand held PDA’s.
    • www.Dynacal.com/henrico to select the lunch menus for ELEM. MS, & HS.
  • Nutrition Nuggets and Teen Food & Fitness Newsletters
    • SNS is again offering these informational school-to-home reproducible newsletters from September to May.
    • Newsletters are e-mailed monthly to:
    • *Principals for communications & school websites
      • *HCPS website
      • *All School Cafeterias
      • Newsletters help your school qualify for the Healthy Virginians Scorecard with the Governor’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Gold Award by ‘ targeting nutrition and physical activity at home ’.
      • Newsletters are photocopy ready for all to re-use.
  • Nutrition Nuggets and Teen Food & Fitness Newsletters
  • Food Explorers Curriculum Grade 1
    • Objective:
      • To introduce an unfamiliar fruit or vegetable w/lesson plan. 1 st graders will sample while learning about its origin and nutritional benefits.
      • Program is developed & paid for by SNS
      • Program Length: Monthly for 15 minutes
      • Program Frequency: Available to teachers and cafeteria manager by e-mail on the first of each month (October 2009 through May 2010)
      • When: Determined by classroom teachers per their schedule.
  • Food Explorers Curriculum For Grade 1
    • Day of Lesson:
    • -Cafeteria staff prepares bite-sized samples, place
    • on trays and delivers to classroom.
      • -Classroom teacher teaches lesson & cafeteria staff
      • distributes sample.
      • -Lesson incorporates the 5 senses: looking, touching,
      • smelling, tasting, and listening
      • -Lesson includes the importance of tasting new
      • foods, respecting other peoples’ preferences, &
      • SOL reporting categories in Science, Math, English,
      • & Nutrition.
      • Elem. Principals are invited to sign up their 1st grade teachers to participate.
  • General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids $10,000 Grant
    • Together Henrico School Nutrition Services & Dept. of Health & P.E. was awarded a $10,000 grant for “Action Based Components for Learning and Good Health”.
    • Over 1,200 organizations applied. General Mills selected 50 for 2009-2010 year.
    • Uses a GEOFITTNESS food pyramid mat to incorporate nutrition and exercise.
    • Grant will be for Dumbarton, Lakeside, Laburnum and Highland Springs Elem.
  • Central Virginia Foodbank Backpack Program
    • Combined initiative with the CVFB/ SNS & ‘ Communities in Schools of Henrico ’ for 2009-10.
    • Assists low-income students.
    • Every Friday, SNS will pack food items provided by CVFB into a backpack to distribute to needy students .
    • Backpacks will contain 6 meals, all shelf-stable and child-friendly to take home to eat over the weekend .
    • Would like partnership with PTA’s
  • SNS Teaches Nutrition to Students
    • All 7 Health/Physical Education teachers at Brookland MS will implement a nutrition unit from Sept. – Dec. in their curriculum.
    • Tim Mertz, SNS Director has been invited to teach students a variety of nutritional topics.
  • Muffins With Mom Donuts With Dad
    • Program purpose is to foster community, parental socialization, education and nutrition.
    • PTA’s to sponsor at Elem. Schools
    • Was discontinued in some schools due to SNS’s Breakfast Program
    • To help your PTA, SNS will invite parents to join their children for a free breakfast when their child buys a meal.
  • Turn Key Programs for PTA
    • School Nutrition Services can provide the following educational PTA programs:
    • Offer vs. Serve: Picking A Healthy School Lunch
    • General Nutrition
    • Child Obesity
    • Allergy Protocol for HCPS
    • Eating Disorders
    • HCPS Wellness Policy
    • How to Apply for Free & Reduced Meals
    • YOU NAME IT!
  • Dr Seuss’s Birthday Tuesday March 2, 2010
    • A popular marketing program that we started last year w/elem schools & PTA’s
    • Join our cafeterias in celebrating Dr. Seuss week and Read Across America.
    • This year SNS will showcase “Green Eggs and Ham” on our menu. Yum, yum!
    • Themes can include Twin Day, Primary Color Day, Mismatched Color Day & more.
  • A Walk for Children's Health April 18, 2010
    • SNS is once again partnering with Bon Secours Good Life Center.
    • Purpose is to bring awareness to the problems of childhood obesity and provide education and prevention information.
    • Next walk: Saturday April 18, 2010 at Maymont Park from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Great Nutrition Project for all PTA’s – free, no fund raising for walking each mile, just have fun!
  • The FIRST ‘Henrico Healthy Kids’ Cookbook
    • Collaborative effort between HCPS, HSNS, and Bon Secours Good Life Center to publish the first “Henrico Healthy Kid’s Cookbook”
    • Purpose is to bring awareness to childhood obesity by changing behavior at an early age.
    • Invite all HCPS children grades K-5.
  • The First Henrico Healthy Kids’ Cookbook
    • Focus is on nutrition, food prep & kitchen safety while teaching math, reading, and writing to children
    • Aligns with Va. SOL’s
    • Students will submit their favorite healthy recipe and why it’s good for them along with their favorite physical activity.
    • Recipes will be have nutrient analyses provided by dietitians from the Good Life Center & VCU.
    • Distributed free at “Walk” on April 18, 2010.
  • Coming Soon…
    • Develop Comprehensive Ingredient List for all food items on HCPS menus. Will be posted on HCPS website to assist students with allergies.
    • “ Nutri-kids” Menu Analysis to provide Kcals, PRO, CHO, & FAT information on HCPS website.
    • Add CHO Counts for breakfast menus and all ala carte snacks.
  • Finally, the end!
    • We will be around at the end of the meeting to answer any questions you may have.
    • Tim Mertz
    • [email_address]
    • 226-5520
    • Roni Wiedmann
    • [email_address]
    • 226-5528