In the SchoolsWalbridge Elementary School: Roving Chef ProgramPre-kindergarten students had a great time with with Chef Cynthia and Chef Susan at the Roving Chef Program on April 21, 2016.Mullanphy Elementary School: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program"Good Morning -- Just a quick note to say "Thank You" for making the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program possible for the students at Mullanphy. Yesterday was our first delivery. Students enjoyed fresh pineapple cups. They were thrilled, and they talked about it all day. The teachers were excited to serve it to the students as well. Believe it or not, it was a new experience for some students, which is exactly what we want to achieve with this program. They cannot wait to see what food will come next!" - Mrs. Kelli Casper, Principal, Mullanphy Botanical Garden ILC, August 25, 2015Laclede Elementary School & Sumner High School: New Salad BarsOn February 26, 2015, Laclede Elementary and Sumner High School received salad bars thanks to Mann Packing and its role in the Tour de Fresh, a produce industry cycling event that raised funds for the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools campaign. Mann Packing’s donation benefited SLPS because of the company’s close relationship with Schnuck Markets, Inc. Both companies celebrated their 75th anniversaries in 2014, and have a longstanding business relationship. A press conference and celebration were held at Laclede to announce the donation.Meramec Elementary School: Roving Chef ProgramOn March 11, 2015 the halls of Meramec Elementary were filled with the appetizing aromas of fresh vegetables and spices. Seven students were rewarded for their improved attendance to participate in SLPS Roving Chef program. The students had a hands-on experience cooking a fresh stir fry that included chicken and tofu with Teriyaki Sauce.Ashland Elementary School: New Salad BarIn recognition of National School Lunch Week and ongoing national attention around the healthfulness of school meals, The Sugar Association donated salad bars to 10 Saint Louis Public Schools -- including Ashland Elementary -- on Oct. 16, 2014. The donation was made in conjunction with the United Fresh Start Foundation, a founding partner of the national Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools campaign, which supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s broader Let’s Move! initiative to end childhood obesity in a generation. These donations provide 3,500 SLPS students with increased access to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, while empowering them to make healthy choices every day at lunch.Central VPA/Cleveland NJROTC High Schools: Cafeteria Renovation
The cafeteria shared by Central VPA and Cleveland NJROTC was recently remodeled, giving it a brand-new look with a new serving line, lighting and color for the walls in the dining area. The kitchen was completely redone and includes a new refrigeration unit. These changes have allowed Central VPA/Cleveland NJROTC to implement a new menu, featuring freshly prepared foods, additional options and foods that appeal to more international tastes.
Nance students enjoy the healthy choices offered at school, including lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Clay Elementary: Garden Day
Ms. Owens and the students of Clay Elementary enjoyed a day of gardening with community partners. The school garden is sponsored by the American Heart Association, Metlife and Gateway Greening.
Lyon @ Blow: Keep Gym In School Grant CelebrationLyon at Blow was the recipient of the Keep Gym in School Grant sponsored by NFL Network, St. Louis Rams,and Charter Communications. Keep Gym in School is part of the league’s NFL PLAY 60 youth health and fitness campaign. Keep Gym in School is NFL Network’s comprehensive national program to boost fitness and physical education in America’s middle schools. Lyon @ Blow Elementary School was awarded $25,000 to improve the fitness and physical education program at the school. The school celebrated that day with Quarterback Sam Bradford and the cheerleaders from the Rams.
Gateway Complex: Community Day
More than 60 volunteers gathered together to ready the inner courtyard garden areas at Gateway Complex. Volunteers pulled weeds, dug up dead roots, laid weed-blocking paper, mulched garden beds, planted tomatoes and flowers, and repainted kiosks used for plants and outdoor agriculture experiments. This day of community service was part of the SLPS Food and Nutrition Services Department's initiative to create and support garden projects throughout the District that will engage students in the appreciation of fresh, locally grown produce.