What a treat to visit Central Falls High School and see this delicious food! And yes, it's SCHOOL LUNCH, courtesy of the Chartwells team - District Manager Solange Morrissette, Regional Executive Chef Jared Becker, and Central Falls Food Service Director Ryan Hurley. Students, staff (including Central Falls superintendent Victor Capellan) and visitors alike enjoyed the feast, which included locally grown corn on the cob, both plain and chili lime, pork carnitas tacos, beef tacos, corn and pineapple salsa, and cilantro lime rice! Delicious, healthy meals that incorporate local foods are indeed possible.
North Providence High School was treated to the same fiesta the next day with FSD Donna Humphries....and it's on the menu again this month!
Nice job, Chartwells!
THANKS FOR COMING!
BREAKFAST FOR SCHOOL WELLNESS LEADERS 2018
Another one in the books and the attendance was bigger than ever! It's so satisfying to see the numbers of people passionate about school wellness are increasing every year. We’re grateful to those who came and hopefully many will find the presentations, information and resources helpful.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018
8:30 A.M. – 4 P.M
URI AVEDISIAN HALL, ROOM 170, URI KINGSTON CAMPUS
SCHOOL GARDEN CONFERENCE
Open to all, this one-day event is designed to benefit formal and non-formal educators, administrators, parents, community leaders, avid gardeners, and others seeking to learn more about the value of a school garden in fostering academic achievement in an engaging and memorable way.
Following a keynote address titled “Imagining School Gardens as Hubs for Family and Community Engagement,” sessions will offer practical tips for setting schools up for successful outdoor learning in the garden. A new lunchtime exhibitor fair will highlight a wide range of local resources for schools.
Hot Chocolate Milk grant opportunity for RI high schools
New England Dairy & Food Council is excited to announce a Fuel Up to Play 60 funding opportunity available from the Dairy Farm Families of Rhode Island to all Fuel Up to Play 60 high schools in RI.
High Schools can apply for our NEWHot Chocolate Milk Promotion Kit and dispenser. Each grant recipient will also receive $.20 per enrolled student to cover costs associated with taste tests and program promotion. Funds are limited, and priority will be given to high schools looking to add Hot Chocolate Milk as an option with reimbursable meals. Funding will be awarded based on strength of plan, and potential impact.
Free Parent Workshop:
Talking Sex, Puberty and Relationships
Brown/Lifespan researchers looking for study participants
Grant opportunity: Shade your playground!
The American Academy of Dermatology Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces. In addition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade structure.
The deadline to submit your application is December 31, 2018. Winners will be announced in March 2019.
RI Healthy Schools Coalition connects the RI school community,
providing direct support for district school wellness work to create
and sustain healthy school environments for all children. www.rihsc.org