Monthly Archives: September 2015

Whole Grains Month

YUM—September is Whole Grains Month and the Whole Grains Council is celebrating on Instagram. Share a photo of whole grains, use the hashtag #ShareWholeGrains and you will be entered into a contest to win $500. Check it out at:


Celebrate Maryland Farm to School Week at ESS ES!

Montgomery County Public Schools will be celebrating Farm to School Week September 21-25, 2015 by offering locally grown fruits and vegetables. Fresh  cucumbers, grape tomatoes, plums, spinach and watermelon are just some of the local Maryland farm products that will be available in the cafeteria. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables each day provides the body with important vitamins, minerals and fiber. To learn more, visit the Maryland Department of
Agriculture’s website.

MD plum and grape tomatoes at ESS ES

MD plum and grape tomatoes at ESS ES

Washington County, MD Public School’s Maryland Farm to School Program


What a great example Washington County, MD is  for Maryland Farm to School Week! Maryland’s 2015 Homegrown School Lunch Week is September 14-18.

Asian Salad and Kiwi and Mango Salad


What’s for lunch at ESS? This packed lunch (for a first grader) includes a yummy Asian salad paired with a fresh fruit salad of kiwi and mango. It’s still summer!

September is Fruit & Veggies – More Matters Month!

The ESS Wellness Committee offers this information to help you add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Remember: fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables at every occasion (including snacks); and all forms (fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100% juice) count toward your daily intake.

National Acorn Squash Day

Celebrate National Acorn Squash Day, September 7 with a curry acorn squash recipe