|E-News November 27, 2017|
Your Donation Could Be DOUBLED at 8 a.m. Tomorrow Morning!
If you were thinking of donating to support our work this year, it would mean the world to us to have you donate right at 8 a.m. tomorrow. You can do that by going to our Facebook page and pressing the blue DONATE button at 7:55 a.m. tomorrow, then filling in all the info and pressing submit right after 8 a.m. AND If you were going to make a donation of more than $100, would you go one step further and create a fundraiser for us on your Facebook page (from Facebook, choose Fundraisers on the left side, press Raise Money, then Nonprofit, then search for "Real Food for Kids - Montgomery" and fill out the rest and then donate to your own fundraiser for us tomorrow) as the maximum possible match for our Facebook page donate button will be $1,000 and we don't want to miss out on possible matches by going over. Thank you for helping bring healthier food to kids in MCPS this Giving Tuesday!
|RFKM 2017 Member Survey Results
View the complete 2017 member survey results
|Gluten-Free Menu on MCPS Web Site
MCPS' Division of Food and Nutrition services has added a list of gluten-free items from its menus to its web site. We’re thankful for this additional information for parents! You can find that here.
|Maryland Food Chater: A Roadmap to a Healthy and Sustainable Food System Released
The Institute for Public Health Innovation recently released a Food Charter for the state of Maryland.
It includes 4 items specifically directed towards healthy food in schools under the heading "Promote a healthy school food environment", which our Executive Director helped contribute to during sessions conducted around the state with members of regional and county food councils. They are:
- Include nutrition and food systems in teacher training and K-12 curriculum
- Address healthy food, sustainability, health impacts, environmental health, and literacy
- Assess Maryland Nutrition Standards for schools
- Encourage fresh foods and salad bars in all public schools
More information about the process for arriving at this final document can be found in their press release.
Montgomery County Food Assistance Resource Directory
The Montgomery County Food Council released the first edition of the Montgomery County Food Assistance Resource Directory. The resource directory aims to more effectively connect people seeking food assistance services with organizations who provide them. Please share this resource with your communities.
|Indoor Recess Survival Kit
As the weather gets cold, here is a useful resource for some fun indoor activities and games brought to you by Playworks!
|RFKM Looking for Parent to Help with Statistics for Takoma Park Afterschool Program
Wanted: parent with a background in quantitative research methods/statistics who could help with 2 1-hour sessions at your convenience on research methods/statistics for a Takoma Park Middle School afterschool program on Nutrition Science. You would need to have access to statistical software and be able to upload results from Excel and help the students run appropriate statistical tests for their nutrition experiment results. Sessions will be scheduled during the spring from 3:10-4:15 p.m. on a Thursday at Takoma Park Middle School. Please e-mail Lindsey Parsons if you can help with this.
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Food for Profit Workshop - This workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business in Montgomery County.
December 14, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Agricultural History Farm Park
Real Food for Kids - Montgomery is a grassroots parent and student advocacy group working to promote whole, real, local, sustainable and nutrient-rich foods in the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland and is a chapter of Real Food for Kids.
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