November 19, 2012
Launching its third year, sweetgreen in schools has taken over Capital City Public Charter School. This is our way of giving back to the community, while educating kids about healthy eating. Throughout the school year, students will learn about the importance of sourcing local and seasonal produce, ANDI nutritional scores, the value of composting and recycling, and many other lessons about the food they eat.
We hope to inspire children to become aware of the food choices they can make and to learn to love fruits and vegetables because they want to treat their bodies with care. Each lesson has been crafted to combine the elements of heathy eating and sweet living, and at the end of the school year, the students will pay a visit to our 4th annual sweetlife festival where they will put all of their new knowledge to the test.
As our charity partner, sweetgreen selects the DC Farm to School Network, a collaborator for sweetgreen in schools. The Network’s programs aim to increase access to healthy, local and sustainable foods in all Washington, DC schools and to reconnect children to where their food comes from. Since the program’s inception in October 2010, sweetgreen in schools has been implemented in numerous local elementary schools throughout the DC area.
On Friday, the students learned about the fruit and vegetable color wheel, and the nutrients and energy they can get from different produce. Stay tuned to find out what our sweet students are doing throughout the rest of the year!