Apologies for a lack of posts for the past two months; with both the college application season and school at their busy peaks, it’s been hard to sit down and write up a detailed post. However, in the two months that have passed since my recent posting, fantastic work and progress have been made. Recently, I started the Student Nutrition Advisory Council, or SNAC, a group of high school students who are working together to promote healthy eating within their schools and further serve as a bridge between the work of RFFK and educational centers. We’re planning to have our first meeting during the 2017 Real Food for Kids’ Culinary Challenge and Wellness Expo on March 11th from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Lake Braddock Secondary School. The former brings together high school and middle school students from Northern Virginia and allows them to compete with lunch, breakfast and snack dishes designed to bring restaurant-quality food to school cafeterias. The latter brings together chefs and experts to share information on healthier cooking and lifestyles. All in all, the event is a fantastic experience for both students and parents, and I highly recommend for all to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-real-food-for-kids-culinary-challenge-and-wellness-expo-tickets-31667170359.
Going back to the SNAC, our first project will be a seasonal student survey on cafeteria food, which we hope to release in either late February or early March (just in time for the Spring season). We plan to share the survey with Mr. Taylor and Mr. McElveen before releasing, in order to get feedback on the survey’s questions and projected responses.
With the second semester starting, I wish everyone the best of luck (especially to the seniors out there who may be suffering from acute “senioritis)! Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions or are interested in joining the SNAC team.