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When a child’s stomach is empty, everything else is secondary.  Before developing a thirst for knowledge and a hunger for learning, one must satisfy the body’s thirst and hunger.” – Romeo LeBlanc

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 In addition to honoring Levy County's teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 - 8, 2015, this week has also been set aside by the School Nutrition Association as "School Nutrition Employee Week."  

 Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. School nutrition employees must balance many roles and follow numerous federal, state and local regulations to ensure safe and healthy meals are available in schools.  Federal nutrition standards ensure that school cafeterias always offer low-fat or fat-free milk, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein.  School meals also meet limits on calories, sodium and unhealthy fats.   The importance and nutritional value of school meals are well documented. For many children, school lunch is the most important and nutrient-rich meal of their day. With an average enrollment of 5,412 students, your Levy County school nutrition professionals have served an average of 2,783 breakfasts and 3,883 lunches – daily!  Further, with the addition of the “The Fueling Station…for Students on the Go!” introduced earlier this school year, our district has realized a 62% increase in breakfast participation as well as a 7% increase in lunch participation!  Thank you Levy County School Nutrition Professionals!  I honor each of you – and recognize your efforts and the important role each of you play in school nutrition every day

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 May's Wellness Newsletter is attached and this month's edition encourages us to "Go Natural" by eating whole foods, i.e., fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and lean protein that have no other ingredients and are simply "natural!"   Try it, you’ll like it!”

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 Remember to stay in touch with your health by visiting the Health Events and Observances web site – http://www.whathealth.com/awareness/may.html

 Have a great week!

 Rebecca (Becky) M. Tyson, Coordinator

Food, Nutrition and Wellness

School Board of Levy County

P. O. Drawer 129

Bronson, FL  32621

(352) 486-5244-Office

(352) 317-2184-Cell

(352) 486-5418-FAX

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May Awareness Month…  Stay in touch with your health by visiting the Health Events and Observances web site, and remember to check

May Awareness Month

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Rebecca (Becky) M. Tyson, Coordinator

Food, Nutrition and Wellness

School Board of Levy County

P. O. Drawer 129

Bronson, FL  32621

(352) 486-5244-Office

(352) 317-2184-Cell

(352) 486-5418-Fax