school children will learn about healthy, local food sources from students at
the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as the campus’ Student Wisconsin
Education Association (StWEA) marks Food Day on Thursday, October 24.
of StWEA will hold assemblies at five area schools. Jefferson Elementary
School, Roosevelt Elementary School and St. Peter’s Middle School in Stevens
Point, Port Edwards Elementary School and the Helen R. Godfrey University
Children’s Learning and Care Center at UW-Stevens Point were selected as a
reward for high participation in local food fundraisers.
each assembly, students will sample local produce and learn about healthy
eating, local and sustainable agriculture and how food travels from the farm to
the table. In addition, the first place class from each school will have a chef
visit their classroom to prepare a healthy meal. The Port Edwards High School
Ecology Club will be included in this visit.
Food Day presentations are collaboration among UW-Stevens Point, Central Rivers
Farmshed and parent teacher organizations, with partial funding from a
Community Learning through America’s Schools (CLASS) Grant from the National
Education Association’s (NEA) Student Program. For more information, contact
Lauren Cottrell at 920-312-3793 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Alexandria Felton at
920-422-3557 or email@example.com.
NEA’s Student Program has involved more than 200 campuses in CLASS projects
since 1989, with the goal of giving thousands of children hope for a better
tomorrow. College and university students also are gaining practical experience
and growing as professionals. The Student Program serves more than 67,000
students nationwide who are preparing for jobs in the education profession,
providing professional development and leadership training.