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Milk with a Snack Day

By
Art Savokinas,   Pittston Area Pri Ctr
Play:
Farm to School — Know Your Foods
Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods
Milk with a Snack Day
In March, the Pittston Area Primary Center had its "Milk with a Snack Day". All students received a milk with their healthy snack during their designated snack time in class that day. The complimentary milk was made possible through our NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant. Our Food Service director, along with one of our cafeteria workers, spoke to the classes regarding the healthy benefits of drinking milk on a daily basis.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

The challenges were coordinating all of the classroom snack times. With 22 classes, this took some preparation. Also, we had to physically take the milk to all of the classes and coordinate with the Food Service Director's schedule and to reserve the Molly the Cow suit for the day. We also had to take into account students who were lactose intolerant. These students would have to receive an appropriate substitute.