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East View High Keeps School Staff in the SFSP Loop

" East View prepares for the start of the SFSP program by sending emails to all of the teachers announcing the program. In addition to including the logistics of the program such as the time and place, they also make sure to explain to the teachers how critical the program is.
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The kitchen staff at East View High School in Georgetown knows that communication is a key factor for the success of the SFSP program. They make sure to communicate not only the availability of the SFSP program, but also its importance. East View credits a major portion of its campus’s success to the open line of communication maintained between their cafeteria staff and teachers and coaches.  

East View prepares for the start of the SFSP program by sending emails to all of the teachers announcing the program. In addition to including the logistics of the program such as the time and place, they also make sure to explain to the teachers how critical the program is. They make sure to remind them that for many children, this program is their main source of meals. They also remind teachers how important good nutrition is for academic success. When teachers are aware of the importance of the program, they make a greater effort to inform students about the program. 

East View also utilizes communication to ensure the success of the program by reaching out to coaches. The kitchen staff keeps up with the practice schedules of the athletes in order to make sure that meals are served at a time that is convenient for them. They also remind coaches that SFSP meals can be packed and taken on field trips.

Communication also plays a role in the serving line. The staff at East View makes sure to welcome the children in the line and treat them like customers. This open line of communication also enables staff to encourage the children to try new foods and pick healthier options. 

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