THE HCS CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM
NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2021
Greetings Everyone! We hope you are staying safe and sound during this cold winter. As we head into Spring we are expecting to have a wonderful month as it relates to serving our HCS family. Also, In March we will be celebrating National School Breakfast Week 2021 where we emphasize the importance of school breakfast and how it attributes to specific nutrients that our young people need to stay healthy. We are looking forward to this event and please do not hesitate reach out to us with any questions that you may have. - H. Ward
Inspirational Quote of the Month
"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."
- CNP Worker (TEMPORARY)
- CNP Supervisor
- CNP Supervisor (TEMPORARY)
Maintenance / Warehouse Helper (Itinerant) - CNP (TEMPORARY)
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National School Breakfast Week 2021!
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) celebrates the importance of a nutritious school breakfast in fueling students for success. This year’s theme, "Score Big with School Breakfast," reminds parents and stakeholders that a healthy school breakfast helps ensure students’ academic success in school so they can “score big” and reach their goals.
In these uncertain times, busy weekday mornings make it even more of a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast, so it is a great time to try school breakfast! Schools across the country will find ways to safely celebrate NSBW in 2021 with special menu items, events and fun activities designed for all students—whether they are learning at home or in school. NSBW is the perfect time to bring attention to your current breakfast program and educate parents on the options available.
Studies show that children who eat school breakfast are more likely to:
- Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
- Score higher on standardized tests
- Have better concentration and memory
- Be more alert and maintain a healthy weight
How to Get Ready For Spring!
CNP Staff at Lee High Staff
Allison, Rhonda , & Bianca
The CNP Staff at Williams Elem./Middle
Jennifer, Pam, Doris, Luz, and Nelly
CNP Staff at Chapman Elem./Middle
Kim, Idelia, Vickie, Tish, & Latisha
DID YOU KNOW?
- Under the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the HCS Child Nutrition Program has served over 58,300 supper meals since January 4, 2021.
- Study: Access to food affects SAT scores
Students performed better on college admissions tests if their families more recently received benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, compared with those who received them later, according to a study. Timothy Bond, an associate professor of economics at Purdue University who was among those who led the study, said schools can help fill in gaps by offering testing during the week and suggested that testing centers also could serve breakfast.
- Check all the boxes for nutritious meals
Turkey can bring a lot to the table when creating nutritious meals for students. It's packed with protein to keep kids full, B vitamins that boost metabolism, and minerals that support the immune system.
CNP EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT
Mrs. Patricia Fletcher, Dawson Elementary School
Mrs. Fletcher has been employed by Huntsville City Schools for over 23 years. She is originally from Huntsville, Alabama, and is married with two children named Emily and Daniel. She also has eight adorable grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ms. Fletcher describes herself as an honest person, has a great personality, and is very sociable. She has lived in Huntsville all her life where she was born and raised. Before working in Child Nutrition, Ms. Fletcher worked at a hotel. She states that the best thing about her job is that she has an awesome working environment, and the people are great.
When she is not working,
Mrs. Fletcher likes to spend time with her family. She feels that she is motivated to perform her job because she knows her job will make a difference in a child’s life each day. Mrs. Fletcher also says that the highlight of her CNP career is seeing the students each day and making sure that they eat. She does not have any pets and her favorite food is BBQ chicken and pork chops. Mrs. Fletcher feels that she is very good at cleaning and cooking. She loves all types of food and all types of genres of music. She has remained in child nutrition because she knows it makes a difference and along with the individuals that she works with. If she were not working in CNP then Ms. Fletcher expresses that she would be doing some type of community service.
One of Mrs. Fletcher’s hobbies is playing softball, but she primarily loves to cook. She believes that Child Nutrition is important because children are important, and she wants to ensure that all students get fed. Her favorite sport is college football, and she loves the Alabama Crimson Tide, football team. Mrs. Fletcher explains that participating in CNP means that she can be there for the children to ensure that they get a meal while they are at school. She welcomes the day when she can just focus on just sitting home and spending time with her family. In the next five years, Mrs. Fletcher plans to be retired. Mrs. Fletcher defines success as simply something that you have to accomplish yourself and no one can do it for you.
EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH
Mrs. Norma Martin - CNP Supervisor of the Month, Academy of Arts & Academics
Mr. Eddie Osborne - CNP Worker of The Month, Rolling Hills Elementary
Maria King 2/8
Lavell Mitchell 2/12
Amanda Jansen 2/20
Roshun Langford-Manning 2/29
Sherry Freeman 25 years
Samantha Crutcher 22 years
Nekarla Steele 18 years
Linda Hardy 14 years
Wynona Beshears 8 years
Latonya Williams 5 years