New Harvest of the Month Calendar and Educational Materials!
Whatcom County districts are starting the school year with a new Harvest of the Month calendar and accompanying education and outreach materials. The calendar features three new items – root vegetables, winter squash, and radishes!
Go to the Harvest of the Month page to see many educational tools for each Harvest item. New this year are “Teacher Talking Points” for teachers (and parents) to share with students about adventurous eating, as well as nutritional information and some trivia about the Harvest item.
To further progress toward F2S goals, the Whatcom Community Foundation is offering an exciting new grant opportunity. Recognizing that the physical environment of school cafeterias and kitchens is a key factor in promoting healthy eating, the Foundation is now accepting Letters of Interest for funding to support infrastructure changes that enable districts to serve more scratch-cooked, fresh, and local foods, and also to implement new practices that will increase the likelihood students will eat the healthy options presented.
For more information about how to apply for this funding, read the full Request for Proposals and instructions.
Letters of Interest are due Oct. 1.