With the start of the new school year, Food $ense educators are out in force visiting classrooms in the Auburn, Highline, and Kent School Districts. Food $ense classes are now taking place in six elementary schools: Daniel, Hazel Valley, Kent, Madrona, Meadow Ridge, and Seahurst. Southern Heights Elementary also put on another great Jog-a-thon this fall with support from Food $ense. We were happy to be a part of Taste Washington Day at Seahurst Elementary, which featured a lunch menu with several Washington-grown foods prepared by the awesome nutrition services staff. See below for some great pictures. Our educators love working with all the wonderful students and staff at these schools!

Adult Food $ense education is also in full swing. Eating Smart, Being Active classes are currently being held for the Midway Elementary school community and Renton Housing Authority residents. We have also been busy working with a number of new Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program partners. Stay tuned for more news on all the fun we’re having there!

Last but not least, thank YOU for being a friend of Food $ense! You may have noticed our email newsletter is slightly different this time. We are moving to a quarterly format to offer you more of the easy, healthy tips and recipes you love. We will also have limited print copies of the newsletters available. If you are interested in signing up for the email newsletter or receiving print copies, please contact:

Anna Kitchin, Extension Coordinator at anna.kitchin@wsu.edu or (206) 263-1907.

Nutrition services staff at Seahurst Elementary was excited to unveil their Washington-grown menu for Taste Washington Day!
Nutrition services staff at Seahurst Elementary was excited to unveil their Washington-grown menu for Taste Washington Day!
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Students lined up to grab tasty fruits and vegetables from the salad bar.
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More salad bar fans at Seahurst.
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Serving up healthy choices.