Tell Flemington-Raritan School District to FEED THEM WHAT YOU TEACH THEM!
Flemington-Raritan school district is providing unsatisfactory school meals which include fast food style menus withhighly processed foods that contain artificial additives and preservatives.Our children deserve better.
Our children are the first generation in history to have a lower life expectancy then that of their parents. At least 30 percent of children in the US are overweight, childhood obesity has more than doubled, and it is predicted that one in three will develop diabetes before adulthood. For many of our students, school lunch is their only complete meal of the day. We need to make sure it is a healthy and nourishing meal. We need the school district to enforce the policies that are in place.
8505 SCHOOL NUTRITION/WELLNESS
It is the position of the Flemington-Raritan School District to take a leadership role in promoting healthy behaviors by providing students, staff, and the school community with the knowledge and skills they need to be healthy and productive. Improved health optimizes student performance potential by increasing a student's capacity to learn, reducing absenteeism and improving physical fitness and mental alertness.
It is our belief that there is a direct link between nutrition intake and regular physical activity and better academic achievement and positive self esteem. It is our goal to promote the consumption of nutritious foods in school, provide opportunities for students to engage in physical activities and provide health and wellness education.
Goal I. To support and promote proper dietary habits contributing to students' health status and academic performance
8500 FOOD SERVICES
The Board of Education recognizes the midday meal as an important part of each pupil's school day. The Superintendent shall ensure a wholesome, nutritious food services program in the district and one which reinforces the concepts of nutrition education as taught in the classrooms of this district.
If highly processed food, chocolate milk, corn dogs, chicken nuggets and canned fruit are not your idea of a healthy lunch, get involved and help make school lunches healthier. Let's give our kids the right food to fuel their academic performance and teach them how to make healthy lifestyle choices. Show your support for better meals service by our school district by signing below.