It’s that time of year again, when you’re joining the PTA and trying to come up with creative ways to raise funds for your school. You know everyone is burned out on bake sales, selling wrapping paper, and asking friends and family for money. This is where Schoola comes in--by running a school-wide clothing drive or simply donating a bag of clothes from home, you can help make money for your child’s school.
Brooklyn Child Care Inc (BCCI) in Brooklyn, NY is just one fundraising success story. Healthy eating habits are formed early in life, and BCCI used the thousand-plus dollars they raised via Schoola to buy soil, seeds, and vegetables to grow in their outdoor garden. Growing, cooking, and eating fruits and vegetables is part of the curriculum at BBCI. Children aged 2 to 6 are exposed to a variety of fruits and vegetables in the outdoor garden and on their lunch plates, and learn how vegetables grow and are involved in the gardening process.
Pre-K parent Abby says, “As a preschooler, my son’s eating habits have grown through the diverse foods that are prepared and served, and staff are wonderful in engaging him to try new things. He also thoroughly enjoys the hands-on aspect of helping to “cook” various foods that are served, exploring new foods and the creative manner they are displayed.”
BCCI sets good examples for children, offers a variety of foods, teaches children about portion size, helps children know when they have had enough, follows a meal and snack schedule, makes meal and snack times special, assists picky eaters, encourages youngsters to try new foods and makes food fun! Fruits and vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin C so BCCI makes sure that parents are aware of the benefits and provides many fruit and vegetable options daily.
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