An apple a day…

Mr. CoghillOver 150,000 Michigan residents “crunched” a Michigan apple on Friday, October 24 at 1 pm.   We had over 2500 apples crunched in Allendale School District, which was our first year participating in this event to promote healthy eating and Michigan produce.
It was a great way to feature a Michigan product, locally grown that is a great snack option for staff and students.
Here are some comments from our teaching staff.
Becky Karnes, HS

“My high school seniors enjoyed it, THANKS!!!”


Lorraine Busman, Elementary PEEnjoying an apple

“All of my first graders that were in P.E. at the time really enjoyed eating their apples.  Some even wanted another one.  That was so nice of the farmers to donate them to the schools for this event. “

 Danielle  (Dani) Suhy, Elementary Art Teacher

“Kindergarteners love apples… I’ve never seen such down-to-the-core apples! “

 Sue Saagman, Elementary 1st Grade Teacher

Missing a tooth

Eli Elliot: Missing a Tooth: His comment: “My mom is going to be so proud of me.”

“This was a great idea! My kids were still talking about it today! “

Erin Overmeyer, HS Art Teacher

“I thought it was fun and nice to have something unexpected to break up any monotony.  My kids thought it was funny and “random,” but enjoyed it. I had 2 students who didn’t eat theirs (one allergy and one hatred of apples) and the rest of the kids flocked to get a second apple when they heard those 2 weren’t eating theirs. Thank you for arranging it!”

 Elementary Lunchroom 2Deb Meindertsma, Elementary Kindergarten Teacher

 “Thank YOU for the apples–the kids really enjoyed stopping what we were doing to munch on them! Eating an apple all together stimulated a discussion on what we make with apples/how we like to Mr. Coghilleat them. “

Keith Picard, Middle School

“Did we break the record?”

Thanks to Peg Panici and the Food Service Staff for their efforts to promote healthy eating!




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