SCSD Celebrates National Food Day

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The Syracuse City School District celebrated National Food Day on Friday, October 24, 2013 with a mini farmers’ market and guest chef.

Students and staff at Delaware took part in food and nutritional activities throughout the week in preparation for Food Day. Students have had their picture taken  through a cut out of fresh fruits and vegetables and on Friday they will receive a recipe for ratatouille, the featured vegetable of the day, along with their photos. Students are also learning how to make a healthy snack using celery sticks, soy butter, and raisins to make “Ants on a Log”. They received a slider bracelet which contains five charms. Each charm is labeled F for fruit and V for vegetable. As students eat all of their fruits and vegetables they can move the charm from one side of the bracelet to the other.

Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable and sustainable food. The menus items chosen for Food Day across the district highlighted locally grown vegetables and produce. The ratatouille recipe is available on the Food and Nutrition page at  A photo gallery of the day is available as well.