PPS Harvest of the Month Program

  Last school year in May, PPS piloted a Harvest of the Month Program in school cafeterias to increase student awareness of seasonal produce, link garden education to the lunchroom, educate students about the nutritional value of harvest of the month, nudge students towards healthier choices in the lunchroom, and expose students to new, healthy … Continue reading PPS Harvest of the Month Program

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Harvest of the Month Pilot

A Partnership of Pittsburgh Public Schools, Grow Pittsburgh                                       and Let’s Move Pittsburgh In an effort to enhance farm to school education in Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), PPS, Grow Pittsburgh and Let’s Move Pittsburgh (LMP) are piloting a … Continue reading Harvest of the Month Pilot

Go for the Greens

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 requires that schools serve vegetable subgroups each week including dark green, red/orange, starchy, legume, and other. All Pittsburgh Public Schools serve vegetables daily, per the nutrition requirements, but are they being consumed? Plate waste studies in Pittsburgh Public Schools have shown extremely low acceptance of green vegetables. … Continue reading Go for the Greens

When Life Gives You Lemons…..

Make Apple Lemonade! On Tuesday, Monteverde's Produce Company visited Pittsburgh Creative and Preforming Arts (CAPA) school downtown. Anne Monteverde (co-owner) juiced fresh lemons and apples to make Apple Lemonade. The students sampled the fresh squeezed, no-sugar-added fruit juice with excitement. The demonstration showcased some of the delicious fresh fruits available from Monteverde's and encouraged students to try … Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons…..