On December 4th, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools hosted their very own Highbush Blueberry Day with the help of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. The day was packed with positively bluetiful activities from blueberry nutrition education in the classroom to a blueberry taste test in the cafeteria!
The day started out with 220 students across kindergarten, first grade and second grade partaking in a highbush blueberry education session about the health and nutrition benefits of little blue dynamos! Leveraging the Council’s Highbush Blueberry Farm to School Playbook, students were given a “Virtual Farm Tour” to help them understand how highbush blueberries are grown and harvested. In addition to the farm tour, the Council’s Playbook features kids’ activities, nutrition guides, blueberry recipe inspiration and more—making highbush blueberries fun for everyone!
Later in the afternoon, the students participated in a taste test of the Council’s school-friendly Blueberry Breakfast Bark. As a result, 85% of students thought the highbush blueberry recipe was “yummy!” Check out the school’s behind-the-scenes video to see how many students gave this positively bluetiful snack a big thumbs up!
If you’re interested in celebrating highbush blueberries at your school, be sure to explore the Highbush Blueberry Farm to School Playbook! Packed with resources to excite your students, inspire your staff and celebrate with your community, our Playbook can help transform your school nutrition program from good to positively bluetiful!