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September 23, 2015
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Food and Nutrition Services is happy to announce that the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved 30 Boston Public Schools for the 2015-2016 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). The FFVP is a government initiative to expose children to a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables outside of school breakfast and school lunch.
FFVP On-Site Coordinators report that students have been asking, “Where are the fruits and veggies?” since the first day of school. Bianca Tamburello, the new Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Coordinator, is thrilled by student enthusiasm for the program. She plans to generate even more excitement about the program by organizing fun nutrition education activities and offering interesting fruit and vegetable snacks such as mangoes, snap peas, and maybe even jicama this school year!
FFVP will kick-off the week of October 5th in all participating schools. Below are the participating Boston Public Schools.
|Samuel Adams Elementary||John F. Kennedy Elementary|
|William Blackstone Elementary||Patrick Kennedy Elementary|
|Boston Teachers Union K-8 School||Joyce Kilmer K-8|
|Clap Innovation School||Martin Lither King, Jr. K-8|
|James F. Condon Elementary||Joseph Lee K-8|
|Paul A. Dever Elementary||Mather Elementary|
|East Boston Early Education Center||Donald McKay K-8|
|Sarah Greenwood K-8||Richard J. Murphy K-8|
|Henry Grew Elementary||Hugh R. O’Donnell Elementary|
|Curtis Guild Elementary||Orchard Gardens K-8|
|Nathan Hale Elementary||James Otis Elementary|
|Harvard/Kent Elementary||William E. Russell Elementary|
|James W. Hennigan K-8||Charles Sumner Elementary|
|Higginson/Lewis K-8||William Monroe Trotter K-8|
|Jackson Mann/Horace Mann School||John Winthrop Elementary|
September 8, 2015
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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): Click Here to apply for After School Meal Application as part of the CACFP program.
June 19, 2015
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We received over 400 entries from 8 Boston Public Schools: Bates Elementary, Condon Elementary, Higginson Elementary, Jackson Mann K-8, Kilmer K-8, Lyndon K-8, P.J. Kennedy Elementary, and Sarah Greenwood K-8.
Our new superheroes in the Fruit and Veggie Action League range from Papa Potato and Corny the Cobbler to the Horned Melon and his side kick Rambutan. These fruit and veggie superheroes help people stay healthy and strong while fighting bad guys and curing bee stings.
Thanks again to all of our participants for your creativity and for helping us form the Fruit and Veggie Action League!
Below are our winning superhero posters sorted by grade level:
Winners from Grades 1-3
May 1, 2015
May 1, 2015 is School Lunch Hero Day! We know that our students are better learners when their stomachs aren’t grumbling. Every day our cafeteria staff plays a HUGE role in making sure our students have healthy meals to eat at school each day.
Today we are saying THANK YOU to over 400 BPS school food professionals who prepare around 40,000 meals every day for BPS students. These women and men work hard as they aim to prepare healthy, tasty meals that meet federal nutrition standards and student preferences on the lunch line.
At the Mather Elementary School in Dorchester, FoodCorps Service Member Annabel Raby organized a cafeteria staff appreciation day to honor and thank the staff with posters and aprons decorated by the students.
Hope you will also take a moment to say THANK YOU to your cafeteria staff today!
School Lunch Hero Day was started by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author and illustrator of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series to say THANK YOU to his childhood school lunch hero and all the women and men who continue to serve and care for our students every day in our school cafeterias.
Check out this YouTube video to learn more about School Lunch Hero Day!