For the second year in a row, students throughout the district will get the chance pitch their ideas to promote school salad bars in the Second Annual Salad Bar Promotion Writing Contest. The contest runs from Nov. 8-29 and is open to all 1st through 12th-grade students. To participate in the contest, students will use the following writing prompts to write about their school salad bar promotion ideas:

Grades 1-2: How could you convince your friend that the salad bar is the best thing to eat?

Grades 3-12: Imagine you’re in charge of the cafeteria at your school. How
would you get students excited about eating at the salad bar?

Teachers are asked to submit hard copies of submissions by Friday, Dec. 1 to the LCPS Nutrition Services Department, Attn: Claire LeGault.

The contest will select one winner from each of the four categories: Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12. Each of the winners will be recognized and earn a prize for themselves and their classmates.

The annual writing contest is sponsored by the LCPS Nutrition Services Department and funded through a USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (SNAP-Ed) grant. SNAP-Ed is a federally funded grant program that supports evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions and projects for persons eligible for the SNAP through complementary direct education, multi-level interventions, and community and public health approaches to improve nutrition, according to the USDA website.

For more information, contact: Claire LeGault (527-6651) or Barbara Berger (527-5943).

Click here to view a flyer for the 1st-5th grade contest

Click here to view a flyer for the 6th-12th grade contest