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The Veggiecation Program Introduces New Class of Students to the Nutritious World of Vegetables

Veggiecation Announces Partnerships with New Schools for 2010 School Year in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

RIDGEWOOD, NJ (October 4, 2010) – The Veggiecation Program today announced that for the 2010 school year, its program is being implemented in select elementary schools in the states of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Veggiecation links lessons in the classroom to experiences in elementary school lunchrooms, introducing young students to the delicious world of vegetables and teaching them the importance of health and nutrition. As the only curriculum based school lunch program of its kind, Veggiecation provides teachers with adaptable lessons and supporting materials that can be seamlessly integrated into existing lesson plans.

 

For the 2010 school year, Veggiecation will return to The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine (New York, NY) for grades 1-3. The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine successfully piloted the program during the 2009 school year. New schools that will introduce their students to Veggiecation include Greenwich Country Day School, (Greenwich, CT), which will implement for grades Pre-K - 3, and the Belmont Day School (Boston, MA) for grade 1.

“I am thrilled to be working with educators in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts and introducing their students to the Veggiecation Program,” comments Lisa Suriano, owner and founder of Veggiecation. “With Veggiecation, teachers can easily integrate nutrition lessons into the classroom in order to teach a new generation of kids healthy eating habits. One of Veggiecation’s goals is to get our kids healthy by showing them Veggiecation School how to eat smart. By making vegetables fun, Veggiecation gets kids to try new vegetables and empowers them to make smart food choices.”

Veggiecation is a 9-month program designed for elementary school students. Lessons can be customized for individual classroom requirements, and cross-content activities can be adapted for science, literacy, art, social sciences, math and physical education.Seasonal program materials, supplemental companion books to fulfill state requirements for grades one through three and member’s only access to Veggiecation’s online classroom resources are several of the key Veggiecation Program components supplied to participating schools. Membership to the Veggiecation Program starts at $675 and a fee of $5 per child, which includes Veggiecation materials for up to three classrooms and stickers and recipe books for students to take home. Additional materials can be purchased individually.

Veggiecation is the only curriculum based school lunch program of its kind, providing educators with cost-effective, adaptable lessons and supporting materials to teach young students that eating vegetables is fun, healthy and nutritious. For more information on the Veggiecation Program, please visit www.veggiecation.com.

About Veggiecation

The Veggiecation Program is a curriculum based lunch program that introduces young students to the delicious and nutritious world of vegetables. Utilizing existing school resources to minimize costs and seamlessly integrate Veggiecation into the classroom and school lunch programs, Veggiecation incorporates kid-friendly vegetable preparations into each lesson. Veggiecation can be adapted into lesson plans for science, literacy, art, social sciences, math and physical education as well as school wide assemblies. Veggiecation has been successfully test piloted in schools, such as The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine (New York, NY) and The Riverdale Country School (Bronx, NY). For the 2010 school year, Veggiecation is available at The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine (New York, NY), The Greenwich Country Day School (Greenwich, CT) and Belmont Day School (Boston, MA).

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