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Contact: Allison Ford, PAC Food Committee, Dorothy Lynas Elementary School, North Vancouver, BC School District 44
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 604.983.6394
When challenged with changing their menu to be in line with the new healthy food guidelines, they knew our food costs would likely be higher, and orders could possibly decline if students were hesitant to order new foods (and not be able to order some of the less healthy old favorites).
The food committee chose to time the re-launch of their food program at the same time as the new Guidelines and made a few changes to off-set the possibility of declining revenues:
PAC Food Committee
After the first year following the new Guidelines for Food and beverage Sales in BC Schools, the PAC lunch program able to generate the same amount of funds for our school as we did on the previous program, even with higher food costs.
The food committee is in the process of evaluating the past year and a half to plan for the next year; results will be available in June 2010 regarding the fundraising success for 2009/2010.
We have had growing pains throughout the year. The challenges have been:
Learn how Burnaby Mountain Secondary in School District 41 successfully introduced soups into the menu.
Find out how the PAC lunch program at Dorothy Lynas Elementary in School District 44 was able to generate the same amount of funds using the new School Guidelines despite higher food costs.
Trafalgar Middle School's experience in School District 8 shows that meal programs can remain popular while providing healthier choices.
There is growing interest around the world for using gardens as a hands-on learning opportunity that can be integrated into a wide-range of subject areas. Studies of food-producing gardens in schools cite many benefits.