|E-News February 21, 2018|
RFKM Member Priorities Survey in Progress
Each year since our inception, RFKM has conducted a member priorities survey. The information garnered in the survey feeds directly into the priority setting that our Board of Directors does each year. We have also included three questions from the new MCPS Director of Food and Nutrition Services this year. You should have received a personal invitation to the survey. Please respond and complete the 10-minute survey by this Friday, the 23rd. Please do not forward the survey link to others - your link is just for you and this is a members-only survey. If you did not get a survey invitation, please email Lindsey Parsons to request an invitation.
|RFKM Seeking Advisory Board Members
Are you fully committed to the mission of RFKM? To accomplish our mission, we need to ensure a steady stream of funding, and support RFKM's Executive Director in raising that funding. Our Advisory Board is committed to serving us through fundraising in a variety of ways:
Real Food for Kids - VA - 2018 Culinary Challenge and Wellness Expo
Hayfield Secondary School, Alexandria, VA
March 17, 2018: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Bring the kids to Fairfax to sample student-created vegetarian school lunch entrees, plus breakfast and snack entries in a 12-team competition, the winner of which will be featured on the lunch menu in 5 area school districts! Hear from experts on nutrition, health & wellness, culinary arts and career exploration.
Tour de Health 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Calling all health enthusiasts and cyclists to join iControlMyHealth for a charitable biking event in Rockville, MD to promote Healthy Eating, Active Lifestyle, and Disease Prevention in Montgomery County, MD.
Route options include 10, 25, 63 and 100 miles to suit all types of riders. All proceeds go towards health and community events in Montgomery County and to support Real Food for Kids - Montgomery.
Registration: $25; fundraising minimum before the event: $175 (all donations are tax-deductible)
All riders will receive Tour de Health 2018 custom Pactimo® Biking jersey.
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|Articles, Activites, Petitions, Webinars, Events, Volunteer Opportunites and Jobs of Interest
Durango School District’s farm-to-school program brings the beef
The Ultimate Guide to Getting your Kids to Pack their Own Lunches
TLT Exclusive: Chartwells K-12 “Whole Grain Waiver Strategy”
When Junk Food Is the Only Treat You Can Afford to Buy Your Kids
Team Nutrition Popular Events Ideas (for teachers and students)
Oppose Efforts to Delay or Weaken the National Menu Labeling Law
Take Action! Thank Organic Farmers by Telling Congress to Fix the Farm Bill!
Apply for a 2018-2019 Parents for Healthy Kids Grant - February 22, 2018, 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Helping Kids Learn Better with Healthy School Meals - March 22, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
DC School Food Advisory Board Initital Meeting - Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Frances Moore Lappé (an American researcher and writer in the area of food policy) speaking at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church - March 11, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Food Distribution Volunteer - part-time, approximately 4 hours/twice a month
Crew Leader for Red Wiggler Community Farm
#ServeUpChange: Become a FoodCorps Service Member
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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Rockville, MD 20852
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