BCS Advantage Magazine Fall 2016 - Page 18

School Nutrition Successes Buncombe County Schools (BCS) wrapped up the annual summer meals program in August. For the entire summer, at designated locations throughout the community, children could come and eat a free breakfast and lunch! This important program served almost 87,000 meals! The effort to make sure all of our children have access to healthy food throughout the day continues. The “Breakfast in the Classroom” program rolled out to nearly all BCS elementary schools this year. Children are able to eat a nutritious breakfast in class before their day gets started. For older students in middle and high school, they have access to breakfast in the morning, served in the cafeteria. Breakfast meals are offered free to all BCS students. “Buncombe County Schools is committed to making sure all of our children have access to what they need to learn and grow effectively. Healthy meals are an important part of the equation, and we are so proud of the success of the programs that get food to the students who need it most,” says School Nutrition Director Elizabeth Payne. The Leader in Me program is making a difference for students across Buncombe County Schools. You’re invited to learn more about how this program is empowering our students to achieve their full potential. The Buncombe County Schools Foundation, Duke Energy, Park Ridge Health, and FranklinCovey are bringing Sean Covey to Asheville for a one day educational forum and luncheon. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Crown Plaza Resort in Asheville Attendees can choose the full day forum or the luncheon with Sean Covey only. Log on to BCSAdvantage.org to learn more! 16