Food Services Department
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In response to rising food insecurity amid COVID-19, Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) has been extended through the 2020-2021 school year. This page provides key messages and resources to help communicate to families.
Cafeteria and Food Services
The PCSD cafeterias’ school breakfast and menus have taken the lead in providing healthier meal choices. The Food Services Department is committed to promoting fresh produce from New York State. Part of the expense of buying fresh fruits and vegetables is offset by the District’s participation in a federal government program to distribute fresh apples & apple slices, pears, oranges, potatoes, and baby carrots. The school menus now offer more vegetarian foods, such as whole grain spaghetti, pizza and veggie burgers.
Food Services is also involved in the proposed capital project. In the interests of food safety, nutrition and health education, the District needs to upgrade renovate Oak Street Elementary School kitchen, install sneeze guards on salad bars, replace major pieces of kitchen equipment in all district buildings – walk-in freezers, walk-in coolers, floor mixers, steamers, etc.
Get Up & Go Breakfast Cart – students begin the day with a healthy breakfast and commit to take 10,000 steps per day, approximately 5 miles. Students are provided with a free step-meter to track their progress, and can enter a drawing for prizes (t-shirts, etc.).
The Clinton County Health Department’s “1% or Less – YES!” program that promotes the healthy intake of calcium through low fat milk products, donated a $6,000 milk vending machine (see photo above) to provide student, faculty and staff with a healthy alternative to soda or commercial “fruit” based beverages, which contain high levels of sugar.
To address the issue of obesity in youth, the District received a $3,000 grant to promote healthy cafeteria foods to students: high fiber whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Eat Well, Play Hard Community Project works to implement three major strategies in children: increasing consumption of low-fat dairy, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and increasing appropriate physical activity. Community-wide strategies such as these have been effective in changing behaviors and developing healthy habits in families to help reduce childhood obesity and decrease rates of chronic diseases.
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