Meadlow Lane Cafeteria Makeover Promoting Healthy Foods
- Lori Danella, Meadow Lane Elementary School
- Success with Funds
This building is an older building and the kitchen and serving area is very dated. The serving area was painted white and there was equipment stored in that area that belonged to the Before and After School Program. We made a plan to improve our Grab & Go signage and also to update and improve on our serving area. We developed a plan to work with our HS art students to create a mural in our serving area to promote healthy eating. We came up with a farm/garden theme to promote dairy, grains and fruits and veggies. We wanted to educate the students on where their food is coming from and they can actually see pictures of a tomato or cucumber on the wall and see a cow and know that is where their milk comes from. We also removed equipment and items that were not needed in that area. It looks more professional and inviting now. The students were so excited when they saw the completed project on the first day of school.