Empower to engage:How to develop effective parternships with students
What are we talking about today?How to work with students to Increase breakfast and lunch participationRoll out upcoming changes in school lunchQuestions
Why engage students?They are your target audienceThey understand their peers, better than anyoneThey can speak to their peers in a way you cannotThey can foresee problems you may miss
Who has worked with students to promote their school lunch program?
How to engage students as partnersGive them true decision making powerEmploy them as an intern (even if unpaid)Try to make it fun
Henry Sibley Student Chef ProgramWorked with students to develop new food item to highlight policy changes coming from wellness committee.
Step 1: Assemble group and brainstorm
Step 2: Work with food service to develop plan
Step 3: Bring students back together to put together plan for roll out
Other student chef projects:Henry Sibley: Greek menu turkey gyros, falafel, greek saladHastings High School: Pasta primavera with choice of sauce and fresh fruitHenry Sibley Turkey burger, strawberry spinach salad
School Breakfast PromotionWorked with five different schools to promote school breakfast participationAnoka, Northfield, Burnsville, Two in RochesterCreated posters, videos, social media presence, promotional events
Student GardensCrosswinds School in Woodbury Small plot on school grounds. Funding from multiple sourcesSibley East in Arlington MN 2 acre plot subsidized by 5 acre commodity corn donated by farmer
Other student involvement ideasHaving students on wellness committeesStudent group partner with local chef to come up with new menu itemSchool store overhaulStudent made videos on video announcements
Thank you so much for having meAndy Berndtandy@communityblueprint.com
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