“Food for Thought” Breakfast and Snack Program
Started for the 2011 Summer Lansdcapes program, we are excited to offer a health-conscious breakfast and snack program, entitled “Food for Thought”. An outpouring of community support from Meadville Forging, Parkhurst Dining Services, and generous local individuals makes it possible for us to provide our students with delicious breakfast and a variety of nutritious snacks every day! Our focus is on serving wholesome, healthy items that sustain kids throughout the morning with energy and ready to explore, move and learn each day. For example, none of the items we serve include high fructose corn syrup, as this highly processed, most commonly added sugar adds additional calories with no nutritional value to many snack-type foods. We wanted to know if our hypothesis – that kids will choose healthy foods if they are offered them – was true. We asked the Novice and Players students what their favorite breakfast and snack items were, and they continued to ask us for apples, cheese sticks and grapes!
The breakfast/snack program is available for any participating child in the Summer Landscapes program. We are happy to accommodate any students with food allergies or special food needs – just let us know! Please note -- parents are still welcome to send students with their own breakfast and snack.