Welcome back to all of our students and teachers – we hope you enjoyed a fun filled summer! For most children throughout the province, tomorrow marks the first day of the school year, an exciting day for most. We want to wish all of the children attending Kids Eat Smart Clubs a very healthy and successful school year. That being said, to gain success this school year children need to be well nourished and prepared for the school day ahead, they need breakfast! Here’s a few tips to get you started with your KES Club while getting the kids involved:
- Create a menu – ask the kids what items that would like to see on the menu – do a poll to include items that fall within the School Food Guidelines for them to choose from. It’s not necessary to offer a large variety of foods each day, to keep budgets in line stick with Canada’s Food Guide, serving at least 3 out of 4 food groups will be perfect. Always remember to offer fresh fruits and vegetables when possible, as well as milk.
- Create a volunteer schedule – don’t forget to ask the kids – kids can be a great help within your KES Clubs!
- Register for the TD Walk to Breakfast – One simple fundraiser each school should participate in each year is the Walk – Register today to ensure you get your Prize Packs!
- Set a fundraising plan in place – Your KES back to school packages will provide you with some information on this. In addition to TD Walk to Breakfast, don’t forget to participate in this year’s KES Club Breakfast Blitz – there will be two! We’ll send out all of the information you need as we get closer to the dates.
Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador