The Big Day
Food is often the centre of school meetings and events, but do the food and beverages offered show a commitment to eating well? Is food even necessary? Serving tasty and nutritious food and beverages at meetings and events (when necessary) is a great way to ‘walk the talk’. Earn this badge by improving the menu at your meeting(s) or event(s) or opting not to include food.
Talk to students about the meetings and special events that happen at school. Find out what they think about the food and beverages offered. Is it necessary to offer food and beverages? Could the choices be improved?
Find out what types of food and beverages have been offered in the past for meetings and special events and who makes the decisions about them. Talk to people who attend the events as well as those who help plan the events. Make the case for making improvements using the Helpful Links and tools for this badge.
If you decide that food is necessary at meetings and events, use the Tips for Special Events (see Tools) to make the menu more nutritious (e.g. serve fruit and/or veggies at all events) and the eating experience more enjoyable. These tips must be followed to earn this badge!
Now that you have improved the menu for your meeting(s) and/or event(s), it’s time to have some fun! Choose at least one of the activities below to get everyone excited about your new and improved meetings and special events, or come up with your own fun idea.