Broward County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services Celebrates National Nutrition Month
Throughout the month of March, Broward County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services (BCPSFNS) celebrated National Nutrition Month with district-wide activities, contests, education and nutritious meals. As Florida’s second largest school district and sixth largest in the nation, BCPSFNS recognizes the importance nutrition plays in the lives of its students, who are encouraged to “Power Up” each and every day.
School meals are healthier now than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, and less fat and sodium. Cafeterias have also expanded their vegan and vegetarian options beyond the everyday salad. With guidelines from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, BCPSFNS educated students on the importance of a nutritious, well-balanced diet and how to make healthy meals choices. Through a number of channels including a fact-filled social media campaign, students, staff and parents learned about nutrition, vitamins, smart snacking and the food groups.
Across Broward County, schools joined in on the fun. Country Hills Elementary in Coral Springs and Croissant Park Elementary in Fort Lauderdale celebrated National School Breakfast Week - taking place within National Nutrition Month - by encouraging staff and students to dress up as superheroes. The celebration continued at Sunrise Middle School in Fort Lauderdale, which has been named a 2022 Magnet School of Excellence. Students at Peters Elementary School in Plantation participated in an essay contest to commemorate the week as well as continuing the superhero celebrations.
For more information, visit https://www.browardschools.com/food-service.