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Can your child eat the recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetables for 5 days in a row? Ask your PTA to partner with RFKM in the 5 for 5 Challenge!
Challenge students and their families at your school to see if they can eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day for a school week for a $5/serving sponsorship. Invite family and friends to sponsor servings, and help meet your healthy eating goal! Each participant will have their own custom online fundraising page, which they can update with blog entries on their experience and send to friends and family to make a tax-deductible donation to split between your PTA and RFKM.
Sick of selling candy bars, magazines and wrapping paper to raise funds? How about local, healthy farm foods?
Fundraisers can be healthy! With FarmRai$er, kids get the opportunity to sell local, healthy farm products via a custom online market. Raise money for your school or organization, promote healthy food, and support local farms and businesses. We want our kids to be healthy - their fundraisers should be too. Use the code RFKM25 to get $25 in matching funds to start your campaign.
Salad Bar Summit
Rodney Taylor, nationally-renowned salad bar expert, will be the keynote speaker at Healthy School Food Maryland’s Salad Bar Summit on April 16, 2016 at the Universities at Shady Grove. The keynote address will be from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Tickets for adults are $10 and for students are $5. Workshops following the keynote address (until 12:30) are by invitation or application only, so that there is an adequate representation from every school system invited (Montgomery, Baltimore, Frederick, Carroll, Howard, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties and Baltimore City). Get more information and purchase tickets here.
On May 29, 2015, RFKM awarded Chevy Chase Elementary
School (CCES) the 2014-2015 Most Improved School Food Award
for their exceptional emphasis on school nutrition. Last
year, CCES created a formal wellness committee, which has
been the driving force behind many of the nutrition-related
changes that have been made.This year,
instituted RFKM’s Healthier Party Plan, which incorporated
healthy snacks and water into school parties and
discouraged soda and foods with artificial colors. CCES has
also provided teachers with RFKM’s flyer with alternative
options to rewarding children with food in class. The
wellness committee at CCES replaced cafeteria a la carte
foods containing artificial food dyes and too much sugar
with healthier items containing high fiber and whole
Through our coalition,
Healthy School Food Maryland, RFKM is supporting two bills in
the state legislature during the 2016 legislative session. Please
contact your state senators and delegates to ask
for their support for:
MCPS Forms Wellness Committee
February 3, 2016
We are glad to report that thanks to MCPS COO, Andrew Zuckerman, the Wellness Committee has been formed and had its first meeting in December 2015, including a representative from RFKM.
Consistent with our requests, the committee includes many people who do not work for MCPS, including parents, representatives of non-profit organizations and medical professionals. Additionally, it is co-chaired by two individuals who serve underneath the COO and not under the Division of Food and Nutrition Services (Dana Davison, Executive Director of the Chief Operating Office of MCPS and Cara Grant, Supervisor of Pre-K-12 Health and Physical Education for MCPS). We thank Dr. Zuckerman for his responsiveness to parent concerns in creating this committee. While the committee's charter at the moment is limited to the implementation of the existing wellness policy and regulation, we hope it will nonetheless have a strong impact on the wellness environment and food in MCPS.