Contact: Timothy Cipriano, (203) 410-0831
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COLUMBUS FAMILY ACADEMY STUDENTS GEAR UP FOR BREAKFAST!
Nutrition education and healthy breakfast chef demo for the students
NEW HAVEN, CT – Students at Columbus Family Academy will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast! Registered dietitian, Sarah Maver, and dietetic intern, Julie Osterhout, will be visiting with the 2nd grade class tomorrow, March 27, 2012 at 10:00am. Students will learn about the importance of eating a healthful breakfast every day, as well as what foods should be included and limited as part of a healthful breakfast.
Chef Timothy Cipriano, Executive Director of Food Services for New Haven Public Schools, will demonstrate how to build a healthy breakfast utilizing cereal, fruits, and yogurt.
“While these students are served a free, healthy breakfast in school every morning, we hope to get them excited about eating a healthy breakfast every day, not just on the days they eat at school,” says Sarah Maver, School Wellness Dietitian for New Haven Public Schools. “We strive to teach our students healthy decision making throughout our nutrition education programs offered in our classrooms and cafeterias.”
Maver is a Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteer. Kids Eat Right is a platform designed to ensure that sound nutrition recommendations are part of childhood obesity prevention. A member-driven public education campaign, Kids Eat Right mobilizes the Academy’s more than 72, 000 members to support families, schools, and communities in their pursuit of quality nutrition for all children. Registered dietitians are the food and nutrition experts and the most qualified professionals to bring families and communities along in the quest to help Kids Eat Right.
Visit www.kidseatright.org for tips, articles, recipes and videos to help families shop smart, cook healthy, and eat right.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:30am
WHERE: Columbus Family Academy, 255 Blatchley Street, New Haven (CAFETERIA)
Photo Opportunities available. All students have media releases on file.
New Haven School Food, Where Hungry Kids & Healthy Food Meet
The Mission of the Food Service Department is to ensure that delicious, healthy meals are available to all New Haven students. We strive to serve good quality meals utilizing ingredients from many local producers that promote the health and wellness of students so they can be more productive in the classroom. We are an active participant in the Connecticut Farm to School & Farm to Chef Programs. www.nhps.net/NHSchoolFood
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at www.eatright.org.