October is Farm-to-School Month!
Lake Travis ISD Food & Nutrition Services is participating in the Texas Department of Agriculture's Annual Farm Fresh Challenge and has pledged to serve 3 or more Texas foods representing 3 different meal components, at least once per week during the month of October. Be on the lookout for local Texas gala apples, watermelon, lettuce, milk, and bread in our campus cafes! Learn more about some of our local partners here: New World Bakery, Oak Farms Dairy, True Harvest Farms.
Celebrate Farm-to-School Month with us! Elementary students are invited to join in the fun by completing our Farmer's Market Scavenger Hunt by November 1st to be recognized as a "Local Foods Leader" in their classroom, receive a packet of seeds to grow their own food, and have their picture featured on the digital menu screens in the cafeteria! Please email the FANS Dietitian & Marketing Coordinator, Marissa Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org with completed scavenger hunts or questions.
Follow @LTCafes on Instagram and Twitter for some fresh farm content! Is your student completing our Farmer's Market Scavenger Hunt? We'd love to see them in action! Tag @LTCafes and use the #FarmFreshTexas or #FarmFreshChallenge to join a Texas-wide celebration!
Celebrate National School Lunch Week Oct. 9 - Oct 13!
This year's National School Lunch Week (NSLW) theme "Level Up with School Lunch" is intended to engage students and encourage them to eat healthy school meals by linking nutritious foods to video games that resonate with them. Students can gain health points (aka “HP”) with fruits and vegetables or “Power Up” with protein in the school cafe!
Eat lunch at school during NSLW to be entered for a chance to win!
Students who eat lunch at least once during National School Lunch Week will be entered for a chance to win a neon game controller sign which you can see on display in the lunch line! To qualify, students must make a complete meal with 3 out of 5 meal components, and at least one must be a fruit or a vegetable. Winners will be announced by Friday, October 20th.