Nutrition program benefits students
The Student Nutrition Department and the Greene County Farm Bureau Association have teamed up once again this Spring to bring valuable nutrition education to the elementary students of Beavercreek Schools in conjunction with Earth Day. The department earned a $1500 grant from the Ohio Farm Bureau Association to help provide, the theme of our 5th Annual “Earth Day with a Twist” program, “Ohio’s Great Whole Grains!”
Our celebration was a week-long event that included wonderful nutrition educational outreach.
The students learned about the importance of eating whole grains. There were displays of what whole grains look like and daily fun, fact-filled announcements. Grades K-3 colored whole grain coloring sheets that adorned the café walls and grades 4 and 5 were given Ag Mag flyers all about whole grain corn.
Two books were donated to the library, Farmer George Plants a Nation and Grains on MyPlate. Along with all of the whole grain rich items served each day, the students also experienced whole grain cornbread! A random drawing was done to select the winners of the whole grain prizes that included, a cereal and sandwich puzzle and two whole grain bread baskets that were generously donated by the Aunt Millie Bakery. The winners are pictured below.
Many thanks to the Ohio Farm Bureau Association and Aunt Millie’s Bakery for their support of our efforts to bring nutrition education to our young students.