(Publisher’s note: Chelsea Update supports this challenge and encourages readers to take part from Jan. 14-31 in your homes. Then on Feb. 1, send me an email at email@example.com, and let me know the results of how many servings of fruit and veggies were consumed in your household, and who ate the most. Pictures of fruit and veggie eating are also welcomed. And, I’ll let you know how I did, too.)
To promote healthy eating for the year 2013, the students and staff at both North Creek and South Meadows Elementary will participate in the Second Annual Fruit & Veggie Challenge.
The challenge will run from Jan. 14-Jan. 31 with a goal for each school to eat 7,500 servings of fruits and/or vegetables — a total of 15,000 servings consumed by both schools.
“In your child’s class, their teacher will keep track of the fruits and veggies eaten during the school day only,” according to a letter sent to parents from the North Creek staff.
“Servings eaten at home do not count toward the challenge but are encouraged. A serving consists of a small portion such as an apple or a bag of vegetables,” the letter states.
On Friday, Feb. 1, North Creek students and staff will travel on buses to South Elementary for a “Teacher’s Olympics” — a celebration of healthy eating and exercise.
Parents are encouraged to support the effort by encouraging their children to eat their fruits and veggies.