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Healthy Recipe Contest and Farm to School Bulletin Board

By
Sandy Woods,   Leicester Primary School
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Farm to School — Know Your Foods
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	Healthy Recipe Contest and Farm to School Bulletin Board
Our Farm to School bulletin board (updated throughout the year to peak student interest),  posted in the gym where all students visit regularly, promoted milk, yogurt and cheese consumption all year! so With the help of local dairy farm, Cooper's Hilltop Farm in Leicester, we ran a Healthy Recipe contest campaign in the middle of the year for both students/families and staff, promoting healthy recipes with farm-fresh nutrient-rich dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt. Cooper's Farm highlighted the health benefits of eating dairy at our all-school Community Meeting and surprised our school by awarding 5 contest winners gift certificates and gift baskets. The farm announced that they were excited to partner with us again next year to run the Healthy Recipe contest again! All students and staff were also invited to visit their local dairy farm!

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

We are excited to run the Healthy Recipe Contest again next year with Cooper's Hilltop Farm! Contest recipes were shared (with colorful pictures) on the school website to allow families to try new nutrient-rich recipes! Students and staff are excited about new recipe ideas with farm fresh ingredients to enter in the contest next year!