The school cafeteria should be a place where students want to go because it is a pleasant and safe environment where kids can eat, socialize and relax before and between classes. Earn this badge by improving the feel of the cafeteria so that it is inviting and comfortable and encourages students to stay at school during their lunch break.
Improving the menu for food offered and sold to students and staff (e.g. catered lunches in elementary schools, graduation dinners, pizza parties, staff meetings, etc.) is a great way to boost student health, support learning, and reinforce classroom lessons. These meals can also be used to celebrate food cultures, develop taste buds, and learn new food skills. Earn this badge by improving the catered food menu(s) using the Helpful Tools and Activities provided!
Growing food helps students learn where food comes from and may spark interest in eating vegetables, fruit and other nutritious plant foods. Outdoor school gardens have the added bonus of increasing physical activity and a sense of community. Plant any type of edible garden (indoor or outdoor) to earn this badge.