With the school year winding down it’s important to think ahead and prepare to make the most of our last few weeks at our KES Club. Hosting your KES Club until the last week of school is important to ensure all students have access to a healthy meal each day they attend school. As it comes to the last few weeks we want our volunteers to shop strategically to ensure wastage will be at a minimum come the last days of school. Remember to shop smart and only purchase foods you will need!
Here are some suggestions that can help you use the foods you have left in your KES Club:
- If you have lots of cereal on hand, prepare some small baggies of dry cereal for kids to grab- and- go.
- If you have lots of fruit (fresh or frozen) make some smoothies by adding some of the extra milk, yogurt or juice you have on hand as well.
- During the very last week of school provide your students with grab-and-go options as it’s much easier to buy smaller amount of foods and are usually used quicker. Set this up where all students can see it when they walk through the school doors, they are more likely to avail of it then.
Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.