Have you ever heard the phrase “eating a rainbow”, well at Samakee we plan to do just that – eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables!
Did you know that more than two years ago we introduced a refrigerated Salad Bar to our Dino Diner? Our goal was and still is, to encourage our children to be more comfortable and excited about eating fruits and vegetables. Unlimited access to our salad bar is always included in our school lunches and as you can see from the photos, we have had significant success with children of all ages.
To promote eating a healthy diet still further, we will be hosting a “Rainbow Day” at St Andrews International School Samakee during the month of May!
Please read through the following information to find out more about this special event:
On Rainbow Day our children will be charged with the task of creating and eating colourful creations from our salad bar.
The “Make a Rainbow on Your Tray” campaign will encourage all of our children to create colourful dishes from our salad bar and help guide them in the creation of a healthy salad.
Staff will be stationed in the Dino Diner to encourage the children and take pictures of great looking salads.
There will be a “Three Colour Rule” and children must have at least three different colours (of the rainbow) on their tray.
Staff will hand out “I Made a Rainbow at the Salad Bar Today” stickers after children have proved that they not only put colourful foods on their tray, but have eaten them all as well!
There will be a “Photo Contest” and teachers will take pictures of great-looking salads and child, and judges will vote to choose the top winning photos.
Foods of different colours that may be used as available include:
Red: Apples, watermelon, tomatoes, red peppers, beetroot, red onions
Orange: Oranges, orange peppers, carrots, tangerines, cantaloupe, mangoes, papaya, pumpkin
Yellow: Bananas, yellow peppers, corn, lemon, garbanzo beans, pineapple, yellow watermelon
Green: Limes, guava, honeydew, lettuce, green peas, snow peas, broccoli, green peppers, zucchini, leafy greens, cucumber
Blue: Blueberries, blackberries
Purple: Grapes, dragon fruit, purple lettuce, eggplant, raisins, kidney beans, beetroot, purple cabbage.
Our hope is that through this fun event, children will be more comfortable and excited about our salad bar and will develop a greater understanding of the importance of eating a healthy diet.