Breakfast, Lunch, Recess & Snack:
What your child eats during the school day matters! Please encourage your child to eat a school lunch (provided free for all students) OR send them to school with a packed lunch. Additionally, all students should bring an afternoon snack from home. There are plenty of healthy options for snacks that give kids important nutrients, and help control hunger between meals.
Try these healthy snack ideas:
- Make “ants on a log” (celery with sesame butter and raisins). *no peanuts or peanut butter!
- Add fruit (fresh, frozen, dried, or canned) to fat-free or low-fat yogurt.
- Blend fruit and yogurt with some 100% fruit juice to make a smoothie.
- Top whole-grain crackers with low-fat cheese.
- Dip vegetable “sticks” (carrots, zucchini, or bell peppers) in hummus (a dip made from chickpeas).
- Top whole-wheat bread, rice cakes, or apple slices with sesame butter.
- Melt low-fat cheese in a whole-wheat tortilla to make quesadillas.
- Dip tortilla chips in salsa. Look for chips with less sodium.
- Fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Pretzels, wheat thins, fruit snacks.
Lunch: Lunch is available and free to all students between 11:00am - 2:00pm daily.
Snack: Students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack to school daily
To ensure that students have an adequate amount of time to eat and play, our lunch/recess blocks are 60 minutes, daily.
9:18am Entry of students to cafeteria for breakfast
9:35am End of breakfast for all students *students who arrive late may take a school-provided (or home-provided) breakfast to class.
11:30am Start of First Lunch
12:30pm Start of Second Lunch
1:30pm Start of Third Lunch
4:00pm Start of Dismissal Procedures
Additionally, we partner with BosFood Love!
Bos Food Love / FoodCorps connects kids to healthy food in school. They are a team of AmeriCorps leaders who serve in high-need schools to make sure students learn what healthy food is, fall in love with it, and eat it every day. They focus their service on delivering hands-on lessons in gardening, cooking and tasting healthy food; improving school meals; and encouraging a schoolwide culture of health.
Our FoodCorps members will be at the Kenny School on Mondays and Tuesdays and will:
- Attend lunches and interact with students about lunch choices and options (particularly students who don’t eat and/or opt-out of eating available healthy options like fruits and vegetables.
- Provide a 45-minute “Garden Club” block to selected classes where students will tend the garden, learn about fruits and vegetables, and cook/create healthy snacks (ex. Fresh salsa, fruit smoothies, etc.) during each class.
- Prepare and eat during every lesson. *They will modify ingredients based on student allergies.
- Work alongside our students and Green City Growers partnership to maintain and harvest our vegetable garden.