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Healthy Habits at Farmingdale Schools

New initiatives this year at Saltzman East Memorial promote healthy eating.

Several new programs this year are emphasizing healthy eating choices at in the Farmingdale School District. 

The school’s Wellness Committee spent time this year examining the nutritional value of the snacks offered to students and as a result have initiated two new programs to encourage healthy eating called “The Apple a Day Club” and “Fruit Smoothie Fridays.”

Every time a student eats a fruit or vegetable instead of a junk food item, the student is recognized for their healthy decision with an “apple” with their name honor in the hallways of the school. Additionally, every Friday fruit smoothies are made available as a nutritious choice.

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Theresa Rogers February 29, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Great new program!! All because of the incentives my son brings in a fruit every day.
Dale from Farmingdale February 29, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Why only SEM? Why not all the other Farmingdale Schools? There are 4 elementary schools and a middle and high school...Headline said "schools," not "school."
Theresa Rogers February 29, 2012 at 04:42 PM
It looks like this program was headed up by the Wellness program, which consists of the PTA and some teachers and maybe Principals. So I'm sure this was their idea that started this up. I would talk with your Principals and maybe they can do this also.

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