EVERGREEN CHARTER SCHOOLMenus & Nutrition
Promoting Healthy Eating at School
Evergreen Charter School strongly believes that kids learn better eating habits when school provides healthy foods. Therefore, we offer the following programs:
- Ensure families get information about school meal programs. Meal menus are sent home each month. Parents also participate in healthy eating activities throughout the school year.
- Encourage our students to start their learning day with a hot/cold and nutritious breakfast.
- Give students enough time to eat their school lunch. We would like to give students enough time to enjoy their meal and to socialize.
- We present the menu for the day during the morning assembly. We introduce the vegetable of the day explaining students why it is important for them to eat it.
ECS Nutrition Program
Our Chefs make an effort to introduce a variety of fresh fish monthly. These items can be found on the ECS lunch menu: Salmon, Tuna, Mahi, Skate, Monkfish, Cobia, Catfish Swordfish, and shrimp.
Evergreen Charter School follows all the guidelines put in place by the NYSED Child Nutrition Program to be in accordance with all the nutrition requirements. We strongly believe that a child who is not well-nourished does not learn.
Evergreen Charter School main objective is to give your children the most nutritious and healthy meals possible and making sure they are prepared in a way they will enjoy and satisfy them.
Healthy Eating Initiatives
Our school’s salad bar is part of a comprehensive nutrition education program that involves school staff, parents, and local farmers to influence the amount of fruits and vegetables students eat every day.
A recent study stated an increase in students participating in the school lunch program as a result of the salad bars. For more information visit: www.letsmove.gov.
LIFETIME HEALTHY EATING
We believe that by incorporating a greater variety of fresh vegetables into students’ diet, children respond by trying new items. They like to pick and choose what to put in their salad and through these positive experience, students are better prepared for a lifetime of healthy eating.