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September 20, 2017
School Food Environment Grades Already Improving School Food and Wellness Environments Statewide
Healthy School Food Maryland, published our first School Food Enviroment Grades on Dec. 19, 2016. Subsequently, due to a new federal rule, all districts nationwide were required to update their wellness policies by July 2017. An examination of some of the new policies has revealed many positive changes due in part or whole to the School Food Environment Grades and recommendations we made to the districts. We have also observed changes to practices on transparency thanks to the grades.
Examples of the positive changes we've found:
Huge thanks to the Common Market Coop and their customers in Frederick, MD for selecting HSFMD for their spring fundraiser and donating $2604.79 to support our School Food Environment Grades project! We are very thankful for their generosity and the confidence they have shown in our work to bring local, safe, whole and real foods to Maryland school cafeterias.
Real Food for Kids - Montgomery (RFKM) will be hosting a chef-led cooking contest to develop a new school lunch entrée at the Real Food Festival Oct. 28th from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Concord St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Bethesda. Bring the kids and the whole family for a fun day of healthy food and wellness activities! The festival, which will celebrate the 5th anniversary of RFKM, will feature workshops for kids and parents on cooking, nutrition and wellness topics. In addition, local chefs will provide cooking lessons and team up with older students for a chef-led competition to create a new school lunch entrée. Students will then vote on their favorite entrée and select a winner from the chef/student teams.
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