- Julie Robinson, Sheridan Hills Chr Sch
- Access to Healthy Foods
Prior to the 2015-2016 school year, breakfast was nonexistent and lunch consisted of frozen lunch items. We introduced the Fuel Up to Play 60 program to Sheridan Hills in August and I approached the school's lunch staff to see if they could help with the nutrition aspect. The cafeteria manager was so excited because she wanted to improve the program and thought this was a good way to initiate a change. For the first few months they changed the school lunch menu. They went from frozen and fried meals to fresh and grilled meals. Salads and wraps became a daily option. Right around semester exams, when students were taking a break during testing, they added healthy snack options. Oranges, bananas and yogurt were being sold out every day that they decided to add it to their daily snack options. In January, they decided to add breakfast options. The high school students partnered with the cafeteria staff and offered grab and go breakfast to the elementary and middle school students. Sheridan Hills really went through a nutrition transformation this year!