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Bethlehem Healthy Kids Committee

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Representatives

Colleen Carroll-Barbuto

Cindy Ferrari 

For more information about the Healthy Kids Committee and to join, send us an email.

Lunch Box Snack Ideas

Kiwi, sliced in 1/2 and sent with a spoon for easy scooping

Hard-boiled eggs

Grape skewers: Thread alternating green and red grapes on small wooden skewers and tuck into lunch boxes 

Inspiring Ideas From Around The Country 

Chefs In The Classroom (Madison, WI)

Cooking Up Change (Chicago, IL)    

About the Healthy Kids Committee

The mission of the Bethlehem Healthy Kids Committee is to work in cooperation with all levels of district administration and personnel, Bethlehem students and families, and the larger community to improve nutrition, physical activity, environmental health and overall wellness of all students in the Bethlehem Central School District with a goal of providing the best possible environment in which our students can learn.

2013-14 meeting schedule

Weds, Sept. 25, 7-8 p.m.
in the Bethlehem Public Library Board Room

Tues, Oct. 22, 7-8 p.m.
in the Bethlehem Public Library Community Room

Tues, Nov. 26, 7-8 p.m.
in the Bethlehem Public Library Board Room

No December meeting, 2014 meetings TBD.

 

Announcements

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Farm to You Fest 2013

Bethlehem Healthy Kids and the Food Service Department are sponsoring our 5th annual Farm to You Fest on October 7-12! Farm to You Fest is a statewide celebration of local food and farms. This is an opportunity to help students make the connection between the food on their plates and the fresh food grown in neighboring farms.

Special events this week include:

Squash Hunger Food Drive: Please donate to Squash Hunger, providing healthy fresh produce to local shelters, pantries and soup kitchens. During the week of October 7-11, students can bring in fresh produce such as tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, peas, greens, squash and more, from their own garden, a local farmers market or the grocery store. Collection bins will be in the front lobbies of all of our schools. Produce will be delivered to our local drop-off spot at McCarroll's Delmar Marketplace and will be collected by Capital District Community Gardens each day. Click here to read more [PDF].

Farm Fresh Recipe Contest: Paul Franchini, Food Services Director, will again be offering a chance for student-inspired recipes to be selected to be featured on future menus. During the month of October, previous recipe contest winners will be featured. Please see this farm fresh recipe contest flyer for more details [PDF]. Entries are due Friday, October 11.

Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt: At the Saturday Delmar Farmers Market (Middle School) on Saturday, October 12 from 9am-1pm. Scavenger Hunt checklists are available online and a limited number will also be available that day. Please see flyer for details about the chance to win prizes! These prizes have been generously donated by the Delmar Farmers Market vendors. A student can visit any farmers market that week to complete the checklist. Locally, we have the Tuesday market at the Delmar Methodist Church on Kenwood Ave. Please print a copy of this flyer [PDF].

Also, enjoy locally grown produce featured on the school lunch menu. There will be a tasting of Fall Vegetable Medley Salad on the lunch lines Tuesday, October 8. This salad will feature locally grown broccoli, zucchini, carrots, cauliflower, red onion and will be served with a vinaigrette!

Please see your individual school's website for more information about Farm to You Fest, either on the main page or the PTA/PTO page. Thank you and Happy Harvest!

Check out The '10 Tips Nutrition Education' Series

The Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series provides consumers and professionals with high quality, easy-to-follow tips in a convenient, printable format. These are perfect for posting on a refrigerator!
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2011 FARM TO YOU FEST WINNING RECIPES »

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2010 FARM TO YOU FEST PHOTO GALLERY  

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Sweet Deals: School Fundraising Can Be Healthy and Profitable

Here is a useful resource to use as schools (PTAs, booster clubs, etc) are trying to raise funds. Sweet Deals: School Fundraising Can Be Healthy and Profitable is from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

michele obama calls on american families to fight obesity

See Michele Obama's call to action for American families to stay active and fight childhood obesity: http://www.letsmove.gov/

Healthy kids links 

USDA Healthier School Day website

angrymoms.org 

BC's Staff Wellness Page  

betterschoolfood.org

lunchlessons.org

farmtoschool.org 

http://www.standupandeat.org/index.aspx?id=tools - The Stand Up (more) & Eat (better) web site is an educational and participatory site to help people balance the calories they eat with the calories they burn each day.

http://www.actionforhealthykids.org

http://www.healthiergeneration.org/