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Join Nutrition and Wellness educator from U of I Extension, Maryliz Wright, and other area school food service staff for an evening of two presentations.

All Aboard! Students as the Engine for a Successful School Nutrition Program

Involving students, your customers, in your school nutrition program offers more opportunity than just marketing. Student engagement in school nutrition activities goes beyond growing a loyal customer base and increasing participation. Efforts in this area also provide youth with valuable nutrition and food education, provide life skills experience, support positive social and behavioral growth, and can position your program activities as a pivotal part of students’ educational development. Participants will discover creative ways schools have engaged students in school nutrition programs and will learn the value it brings to their school community and school meal programs.

All About School Wellness

Does you school have a wellness policy? Are you a member of the committee? Learn how to be a part of a viable and relevant school wellness policy to make your school a well school!

A catered box dinner from Jimmy John’s will be provided.