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Smoothie Wednesdays at Meridian

By
Samantha Congdon,   Meridian Academy
Play:
Highlight Healthy Foods — Go Nutritious
Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods,  Success with Funds
Smoothie Wednesdays at Meridian
We were able to purchase food-grade quality insulated carriers for our school. Our school meals are prepared offsite and transported to us. We have never been able to offer smoothies, which are available to students at schools where food prep is available onsite. When we decided this was something we wanted to do, we had a smoothie sample day where they were offered to students for free. We made fliers and posted them on campus as well as announcements leading up to the event. It was a huge success and we were able to have them added to our breakfast menu rotation. Over several weeks with great participation, we were able to increase our offerings two days a week. We hope to continue with this great opportunity and offer more days next school year!

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

By offering easy to make foods, like our fruit and yogurt smoothies, these are ways to show our students health eating is easy! We hope by having items like smoothies, yogurt, cheese sticks, and a salad bar, we can help instill life long healthier eat habits.