“Let’s Do School Lunch!” – SOLD OUT!

As you know, there have been big changes in our elementary school lunchrooms – the Chefs have come to school! Last year, a pilot program at Norfeldt, Bugbee, and Charter Oak resulted in four new Chef created, kid-approved items that are now appearing in lunchrooms across town.

On Friday, October 28th from 6-8 pm, all your favorite celebrity chefs won’t be at their restaurants… they will be at Conard High School! At this family tasting event, parents and kids will have an opportunity to sample brand new menu items and give their “thumbs-up” to chefs from MAX Downtown, Grant’s, Bricco, Bricco Trattoria, Trumbull Kitchen, Treva, and Barcelona.

The cost to attend is $5 per adult and children are FREE. We are sure to sell out with this roster of fabulous chefs!

TO RESERVE: send an e-mail to growinggreat@hotmail.com and be sure to note your name, your school, and number of attendees. Cash payment will be accepted at the door, no need to pay in advance. RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED AS SPACE IS LIMITED. THE EVENT IS FILLED TO CAPACITY AS OF THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27th. NO NEW RESERVATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED. IF YOU SENT IN YOUR RSVP VIA YOUR SCHOOL OFFICE, YOU ARE INCLUDED ON THE ATTENDEE LIST. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

NOTE: You may also print out this Invite Flyer and return the bottom portion to your school office.

School lunch never tasted this good!

Duffy Welcomes FOODPLAY

Louise Duffy Elementary School teamed up with FOODPLAY in an effort to empower students with the skills they need to take charge of growing up healthy and fit. FOODPLAY, a national award-winning theater show promoting healthy eating and exercise habits, brought its cast of colorful characters, fantastic feats of juggling, motivating messages, music, magic, and fun to Duffy on Friday, October 7th.

During the fun-filled performance, children followed the antics of Johnny Junkfood, whose dream is to become a national juggling star, but keeps dropping the balls. The problem – his poor eating habits! With the help of the “Coach” of the National Junior Juggling Team and the audience, Johnny learned how to juggle the foods he eats to wind up with a balanced diet.

Duffy students learned how to see through TV commercials, decipher food labels, and make choices that are good for their health and good for the health of the planet. As the children walked away to the beat of “Treat Your Body Right!” FOODPLAY’s message came in loud and clear – feed healthy foods to your body, positive messages to your mind, and have fun being active every day!

“Duffy has always been committed to doing what is best for our children. Without proper nutrition and physical activity our kids aren’t at their best and ready to learn. I think the movement that is taking hold in West Hartford is very positive and I am delighted that Duffy is forging ahead with this initiative,” said Kathleen Tracy, Principal at Duffy Elementary School.

For more information, free snack recipes, and tips for kids and families: http://www.foodplay.com.