Fresh Ideas

Fresh Ideas is a quarterly (give or take) newsletter that spotlights some of the creative party food that parents bring into our classrooms to celebrate birthdays and class feasts that incorporate the foods we want children eating at school:  fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. We love to see parents taking the challenge to help children learn that eating wholesome food and celebrating can happen together. Instead of serving bakery cakes, doughnuts, candy, and soda at our class parties that cause blood sugar spikes followed by blood sugar crashes leaving children unable to focus and concentrate, our class parties help our students by giving them nutrients that give them energy and help make them successful during the school day and in their after school, extracurricular pursuits.  It is a way of sharing ideas to empower parents and to encourage those taking the time to make a cultural change for the benefit of our students.