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Dear Parents:

 We all recognize that hungry children cannot learn. The first step is ensuring that all students begin the school day with a nutritious breakfast at home or at school.   School Breakfast participation has been shown to improve standardize test scores, make kids more alert in class, and improve classroom behavior.

 The School Breakfast Program is available to all students every weekday morning. No advanced registration is necessary; your child can attend every day or only occasionally. School breakfast offers a variety of foods each day, which are both tasty and nutritious.

 School Breakfast is an ideal solution on mornings when kids are running late or parents have early commitments. Whatever the reason, if breakfast at home is not convenient, please take advantage of breakfast here at school.

 Thank you for helping us makes sure that all of our students start the school day alert, well fed, and ready to learn.

 Sincerely,

 Lisa Ostrowski, SNS

School Nutrition Director

 

Thank You Capital Roots for Visiting us at Shaker Junior High!

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Farm to School in the North Colonie Cafeterias

Did you know that from September to December we have purchased 11,165 pounds of local produce and 53 gallons  of fresh local apple cider to serve in our students cafeterias?  It is true and we are not done yet!  Many of our local items are featured on our New York Thursday's Menu however you can find apples, lettuce and cider (while supplies last) every school day in some or all of our cafeterias.  Here is what we have purchased:

10 lbs of fresh green beans                   50 lbs of green cabbage                 120 lbs of cucumbers

50 lbs of onions                                    300 lbs of leafy lettuce                   550 lbs of root crops

375 lbs if squash                                   150 lbs of tomatoes                       9,560 lbs of apples

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Our farmer partners include; Yonder Farms, Goose Island Potato, Sustainable Aqua Farm, Black Horse Farm, Chicory Creek Farm, Espositos Flower and Produce, Gade Farm, Indian Ladder Farm, Juniper Hill Farm, Schoharie Valley Farm (DBA The Carrot Barn) and Egar Brothers Farm Stand.  Not to be left out is our local food hub Capital Roots and our local food distributor Ginsberg Food Service who help source and deliver the products to us.  Thank you Farmers and Distributors!

Wishing a happy and healthy 2020 to all!  Your friendly food service team.

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