• Nutrition Events

    National School Breakfast Program

    March 6th - 10th

    "Take the School Breakfast Challenge”
    Start your day off right and join us for breakfast each morning!

    Take the Breakfast Challenge 2017 

    School breakfast is associated with:

    • Reduced absenteeism.
    • Reduced tardiness.
    • Reduced behavior problems.
    • Reduced nurse's office visits.
    • Increased standardized test achievement scores.
    • Higher grades.
    • Positive learning environments.
     

     

    National School Lunch Week

    October 10th -14th

    Created by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is a weeklong celebration of the school lunch program. The NSLW 2016 theme, “Show Your Spirit,” is about getting excited about the benefits of students consuming wholesome, healthy school lunches—fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, milk, and smiling students. 

     NSLW 2027 Show Spirit 2(2)

    Maryland Home Grown Lunch Week

    September 19th - 23rd

    The Farm to School Program, developed by the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will bring more Maryland-grown produce to school meals with Maryland Home Grown School Lunch Week. In addition to supporting local farmers, the program educates students about where their food comes from, how it is produced, and the benefits of a healthy diet.   

    Prince George’s County Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition Services purchases locally grown produce throughout the year. For Maryland Home Grown Week, we will feature the following Maryland grown produce from nearby farms within our Elementary and Secondary Meal Programs:

     

    • Apples from Baugher's Orchards 
    • Rosemary from Chesapeake Greenhouse 
    • Tomatoes, Cucumber, Kale, Red Potatoes and Watermelon from Loveville Produce Auction

     

    Check out our menus and look for "Maryland Grown" to see when the above local produce is offered.

     Food Fun Fact - How much produce do we eat?

    Our Local Farmers

      Baughers Orchards  

    Baughers Orchard & Farm Market is located three miles west of Westminster, Maryland, on the corner of Maryland Highway 140 and Baugher Road. According to the website, they are proud of thier long tradition as a family farm dating back to 1904. Over the years, the farm has grown to over 600 acres in production, with over 200 acres available for Pick Your Own Fruit. Visiting the farm looks like a great place for friends and family as they have a restaurant, petting zoo, playground, and much more. Visit their website at www.baughers.com for more information. 

      Chesapeake Greenhouse 

    Chesapeake Greenhouse is a local commercial greenhouse located in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. They grow 10 varieties of Lettuces and 9 types of Herbs. Their growing method is called Controlled Environment Agriculture (Hydroponics). Learn more about Chesapeake Greenhouse and hydroponics by visiting their website at http://www.wegrowlettuce.com/videos