Friday, May 20, 2011

"Let's Move" campaign recognizes Pendleton, SC, school!

Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign recently visited Mount Lebanon Elementary in Pendleton to taste-test their Crunchy Hawaiian Chicken Wrap -- one of 15 recipes chosen out of 340 entries in the Recipes for Healthy Kids competition! The wrap contains seasoned chicken, sweet pineapple and crunch shredded veggies, topped with poppy-seed dressing.

Vote at the Recipes for Healthy Kids website for Mount Lebanon's wrap as the "Popular Choice." Prizes range from $1,000 to $3,000!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

SC Farm to School Pilot Program in the News!

Columbia news station WLTX (a CBS affiliate) visited the recent Farm to School...and Beyond workshop that was held on Thursday, April 28 at the SC State Farmers Market! As well as taking video footage of the conference and interviewing statewide Farm to School coordinator Holly Harring, the news crew visited a farm and spoke with Matt Warren of W.P. Rawl Farms. Watch the video to learn more!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Slow Food in Schools Grant Available for the Upstate!

Calling all slow food fans!

The South Carolina Upstate chapter of Slow Food USA has a grant available that will offer funds to
a school (K-12) that would like to start a school garden program, or who would like to offer the "Slow Food in Schools" program. Teachers, principals and anyone associated with a school can apply, but note that this is only available to schools within the Upstate, which includes the counties of Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens, Cherokee, Oconee, Union, Laurens, Greenwood and Abbeville.

The proposed program
should be diverse, but directed to offer all children an opportunity to explore from where their food comes, who grows it, how to prepare it, and the importance of sharing it with friends and family. The project should be sustainable, and should be planned to be able to continue for an extended period of time.

The application deadline is Wednesday, June 1, 2011, and for more information or to apply, please visit the SC Upstate's Slow Food chapter's website.