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Real Food for Kids - Montgomery  


Jump start healthy eating habits at your school and raise funds for your PTA by partnering with Real Food for Kids – Montgomery in the "5 for 5 Challenge"!

How does it work?
Kids commit to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables eachLeila and spread of fruits and veggies day for one school week and try to get sponsors to support their efforts. Participants invite family and friends to sponsor servings of fruits and vegetables at $5/serving and RFKM and the PTA split the profits. Each participant will have their own online fundraising page, which they can send to friends and family to make a tax-deductible donation. RFKM supplies the back end fundraising software, all the poster templates, e-mail Collette and Raphael trying new veggiestemplates, a Power Point on healthy eating for teachers, and food and drinks for a party at the end of the challenge. PTAs agree to the use of their name and logo and to send out posters (elementary school only) and messages to support the challenge, and provide the venue, arrangements, plates, silverware, cups, napkins and volunteers for an in-school party forZoe and fruit and veggie platter participants.

Fundraising Goals:
Participants are encouraged to set a minimum fundraising goal of $25. Donors can sponsor participants to eat just one serving of fruits and vegetables for $5 or sponsor an entire day’s worth of servings for just $25!


The "5 for 5 Challenge" became a bit like a family board game, except it lasted all week. We went to different grocery stores looking for new veggies we hadn't had before, we read about veggies, we looked closely at different lettuce leaf varieties, I told the story of my grandmother reminiscing about cardoons (which she couldn't get here, as she could in her native Italy), and we enjoyed making dinner plates with different colors. It was an adventure while staying home-- and a vacation while still being in school. And it was a great reminder of all of the ways there are to learn about the world beyond curriculums. Thanks to Real Food Montgomery, and to Lindsey Parsons, for all of her energy and creativity-- it's great to have programs like this delivered to our door. If you missed it this year, I definitely recommend you join in next year!       
 -Jo Rasi, Sligo Creek ES parent

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