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Food and Nutrition Services believes that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand. The Harvest of the Month program is one way we show our commitment to good nutrition and learning. Each month, participating classrooms receive a fruit or vegetable to study and taste. 2016-2017 Harvest of the Month Produce
March Harvest of the Month - Dried Fruit
Artwork: Auburn Thao, 3rd Grade - Franklin Elementary
A 1/4 cup serving of dried fruit is:
A good source of fiber and potassium.
Note from the FNS Director
Food and Nutrition Services believes that healthier students are better learners, so we are committed to providing students foods that promote a healthy body and mind. The FNS department has always had a strong focus on teaching students the importance of eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. However, over the past few years, we have made a commitment to provide a stronger Farm to School presence through nutrition education and the foods we serve.
One of our goals is to procure more of our produce from local sources. Last school year, we sourced approximately 40% of our fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms within 250 miles of Elk Grove. We also started sourcing other local products from California’s robust resources. In October, we were one of 15 innovative districts that choose to focus on providing California Foods to California Kids. We continue to work towards offering wholesome foods that students will enjoy and parents can have confidence in.
Our nutrition education focus is on Food Literacy: teaching students where our food comes from and how it is grown. In order to make a connection between the cafeteria and the classroom, we highlight our Harvest of the Month produce item by promoting where in California the item is grown. Our hope in teaching students more about the foods they eat is that it will lead them to make healthier food choices and be advocates for the environment.
Providing more locally grown ingredients is a win-win-win proposition: healthier students are better learners, local purchases help the local economy, and we do our part for the environment.
- Food and Nutrition Services believes that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand. The Harvest of the Month program is one way we show our commitment to good nutrition and learning. Each month, participating classrooms receive a fruit or vegetable to study and taste. 2016-2017 Harvest of the Month Produce
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