April Newsletter

April 02, 2020

Power Up's Monthly Newsletter for April

National School Breakfast Week

March 02, 2020

Power Up wants to help school breakfast participation. We use games, contests, taste tests, and more to encourage students to eat breakfast!

March Newsletter

March 01, 2020

​Power Up's Monthly Newsletter for March

February Newsletter

February 03, 2020

​Power Up's Monthly Newsletter for February

January Newsletter

January 01, 2020

​Power Up's Monthly Newsletter for January

Woodland Hills Trunk or Treat

October 20, 2019

3rd Annual HUGS Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 20th 2019 in the Woodland Hills Jr/Sr Highschool front/main parking lot)! This H.U.G.S. (Helping Unconditionally and Giving Support) event provides an opportunity for families in the WH community to enjoy a safe and free trick-or-treating experience! The parking lot will be transformed into candy stations where groups can decorate their cars and pass out candy from their trunks! This event is for 6th grade and under. We ask that you only walk through once so that we can provide enough candy for everyone! Smoking on school grounds is strictly prohibited! No homemade treats are permitted for distribution.

Rainbow Wraps!

April 01, 2019

Pittsburgh Public Woolslair made Rainbow Wraps in their afterschool program with Power Up. 

Pittsburgh Public Highlights Scool Breakfast

March 08, 2019

On March 8, the Mayor of Pittsburgh and Superintendent of PPS held a press conference at Colfax Elementary to recognize the winners of a district wide poster contest around school breakfast.  The Pittsburgh Breakfast Poster Competition was an initiative led by Pittsburgh Public Schools, the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, Adagio Health, the Mayor’s Office, national partner Share Our Strength, and LiveWell Allegheny.  Britney Hamill served on the final judging panel.  Britney and Marla Jacobs worked as part of the planning committee for the contest.  Attached is a photo of Teresa Yoder.  The Power Up staff helped to promote the contest to the schools/students.  Power Up will deliver food demonstrations and  tastings to the winning classrooms at Colfax, West Liberty, and Brashear over the next few weeks.  Thank you to all of the Power Up staff involved in this project.  We are glad to be a leader in the continuing community commitment to ensure children are eating nutritious mealsteresting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Power Up Your Veggies

October 04, 2018

The Allegheny County Power Up team is teaming up with the Pittsburgh Public Food Service team. Students have the unique opportunity to taste test vegetables with some seasonings. It looks like it was a close race at Greenfield on Wednesday 10/3/18. 

Farmers Market Nutrition

July 25, 2018

Power Up educators took to Farmers Markets this summer to spread nutrition education about local and fresh produce. 

Power Up Summer in Indiana County

July 13, 2018

This summer, students in Indiana County went around the world by cooking with Power Up! 

New Brighton- Go For the Greens

March 14, 2018

The students were able to watch an interactive food demonstration of green smoothies, taste the smoothies and identify green vegetables that can be added to many smoothies to increase vegetable consumption.  Students also learned about the ways that all vegetables, especially green vegetables help their bodies.  After they enjoyed their smoothies, they worked on a fruit and vegetable power up booklet which they loved!

Aliquippa Story Walk

March 10, 2018

Our theme was "Go For the Greens"  we made parents and children green smoothies, everyone loved them! 

Erie Celebrates School Breakfast

March 09, 2018

Our Union City Power Up team worked with Union City School District to celebrate National School Breakfast week. 

National School Breakfast @ Phillips

March 09, 2018

Power Up Educator Amy Macklin teamed up with Pittsburgh Phillips and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB) to promote school breakfast during National School Breakfast Week (NSBW). NSBW was the first week in March. Power Up provided a giant banner to Pittsburgh Phillips’ cafeteria. Teacher Jen Bichler, took photos of students in front of the banner.

The GPCFB generously donated ten $15 Toys-R-Us gift cards that were raffled off to students who ate breakfast during NSBW. Pittsburgh Phillips Food Service Manager, Shannon Bender, gave out stickers to students eating breakfast to redeem for a fruit slushy at lunch time.

Breakfast participation numbers:

Monday: 133

Tuesday: 179

Wednesday: 181

Thursday: 178

Friday: 175

There was an average of 60 to 70 more students eating breakfast each day.

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