FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health

Creating a culture of health and wellness for our students, staff, and community.

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Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 12/07/2023

'Tis the season for cafeteria tastings! This week we are serving up cilantro rice at Brumfield, Mary Walter, and Thompson. Hailed as 'better than Chipotle!' by students across Fauquier, this delicious recipe is a great way to introduce children to December's 'What's FRESH' item of the month - Herbs!

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 12/04/2023

It's time to bundle up and visit Brumfield's StoryWalk. This month's tale is sure to warm your heart as Bear and Nelly join forces to find out Bear's true identity. Your little one will have the the BEST time running from page to page with these sweet new friends.

The Importance of Home Libraries and FRESH's Mission to Promote Childhood Literacy 12/01/2023

Check out our latest press release - featuring all of the amazing community organizations FRESH has partnered with to bring FREE books to children across Fauquier! Families visiting any of the locations listed below will find books available to add to their home libraries! Just one of the many ways we are working to bring a culture of wellness to families in our community!

Piedmont Pediatrics, PLC
Warrenton Pediatrics
Woodside Pediatric Dentistry
Fauquier Free Clinic
Fauquier FISH
Fauquier County Department of Social Services
Fauquier Health

The Importance of Home Libraries and FRESH's Mission to Promote Childhood Literacy Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health (FRESH) is committed to providing free books to every child in Fauquier County. Thanks to a growing network of literacy allies, FRESH has made ...

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 11/29/2023

Strawberry Salsa! Coming soon to a cafeteria near you, courtesy of the FRESH kitchen!๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“

11/27/2023

We love it when schools share photos of how they're incorporating FRESH materials. Look at this fantastic display of titles at Coleman Elementary! Available at all elementary school and county libraries, find out more about each book at: https://www.fauquierfresh.org/fresh-reads.

11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the teachers, staff, administrators, families, and community partners that engage with FRESH throughout the year. We are so thankful that you support our journey to increase health and wellness for children across Fauquier County.

11/20/2023

Looking for an easy Thanksgiving side dish to make with your children this holiday? Check out FRESH's Glazed Carrots recipe! The video below is perfect for children to follow along, or find a printable copy of the recipe here: https://loom.ly/BJpnsz8.

11/17/2023

Our friends at Greater Richmond Fit4Kids have done a terrific job creating November-themed movement activities. These work great inside & outside the classroom to reenergize children's brains for learning! Which one will be your student or child's favorite!?

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 11/15/2023

We are having tons of fun in the kitchen, whipping up some delicious recipes from the produce donation we received from Aaron's Towing! Check out our FRESH made guacamole and these beautiful roasted purple/blue potatoes. Both making their way to high school cafeterias!

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 11/13/2023

Today is World Kindness Day, and a perfect time to check out FRESH's featured book of the month, ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐พ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘…๐‘’๐‘‘: ๐ด ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ป๐‘–๐‘—๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐น๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘. Available at all county and elementary school libraries. Follow Faizah and her friends as they look for small, yet meaningful ways to bring kindness to their classmates. Visit FRESH's website to locate book-related extension activities: https://www.fauquierfresh.org/post/the-kindest-red. What are your favorite ways to spread kindness to others!?

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 11/10/2023

This week, students at Greenville Elementary School, PB Smith, and Grace Miller had the chance to sample FRESH's Roasted Broccoli recipe. This is one of our favorite tastings, as many children step outside their comfort zone and find a new vegetable they love! Try our recipe at home and let us know what you think!

11/08/2023

Come check out these cuties at the Brumfield StoryWalk this month! A great way to get the family outside and reading over Thanksgiving break!

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 11/06/2023

When Aaron's Towing had an unexpected amount of produce to give away, FRESH was honored to receive their call! Thanks to them, we were able to share hundreds of pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs with school cafeterias and our community partners at Fauquier FISH and the Fauquier Community Food Bank and Thrift Store!

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 11/03/2023

Pearson Elementary hosted a space-themed family engagement night and FRESH's Mobile StoryWalk, with ๐ถ๐‘’๐‘๐‘’ ๐ฟ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘†๐‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘’, was part of the event! We love to see students, families, and teachers enjoying reading while moving!

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 11/01/2023

Straight from the FRESH production kitchen - homemade granola and caramel date sauce - the perfect toppings for a cafeteria breakfast parfait!

10/30/2023

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Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 10/26/2023

FRESH recently partnered with early-education non-profit Learning Starts Early to bring more preschool books to library shelves at WG Coleman Wildcats Elementary. To say the children were excited is an understatement! Thanks LSE for helping us further our mission!

10/25/2023

FRESH's featured book of the month, ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘€๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’, takes readers on an exciting journey of an unlikely friendship and the risks one friend will take to protect another. Now available at elementary and county libraries across Fauquier!

Check out our website for story-related extension activities: https://www.fauquierfresh.org/post/brave-as-a-mouse

10/23/2023

Out for delivery today! Made-from-scratch hummus from FRESH's production kitchen! A delicious way to add a nutritional boost to salad and veggies in the cafeteria line!

10/20/2023

Looking for a fun new game to play at home? How about a partner-based activity to engage students in the classroom? Check out FRESH's 'Alaska' Brain Boost! This fun take on 'rock, paper, scissors' gets kids moving and laughing every time! You won't want to miss the end of this video - even High Schoolers love this one!

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 10/18/2023

There's still two more weeks to visit Brumfield and read this October's StoryWalk - Not Norman - the heartwarming tale of a young boy and the pet he learns to love!

10/16/2023

This delicious meal was served at middle and high schools across the county thanks to a number of important partnerships!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Southeastern students shucked all of the corn!
๐Ÿ‘‰ Local chicken was purchased from Whiffletree Farm!
๐Ÿ‘‰ Fauquier County School Nutrition used FRESH's BBQ sauce recipe for the meal!

Just one of the many way's we're celebrating this October!

Try FRESH's BBQ sauce recipe at home! Visit: https://www.fauquierfresh.org/post/bbq-chicken

10/13/2023

Fauquier has nearly 800 children already enrolled in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. If you live in the county and have a child under the age of 5, you're eligible to participate! Register today! https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/affiliate/VAFAUQUIER

October is ! Children enrolled in receive one free book in the mail each month from birth to age five, creating a personal library of as many as 60 books that can help form the foundation of a childโ€™s early reading experience! (๐Ÿ“ธ: Gordon S.)

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 10/11/2023

One of the things that makes Fauquier so special is the rich farmland and ability to grow local food! Last week, FRESH was beyond excited to use Mary Walter's school-grown pumpkins to bake bread for breakfast. Check out the beautiful scenery of the pumpkin patch. What a lovely story!

10/10/2023

It's National School Lunch Week! We've provide all middle & high school cafeterias with handmade, FRESH pico de gallo to include as part of their taco bar and/or alongside quesadillas. What a delicious way to celebrate!


10/06/2023

It's the last First Friday of 2023! Come out this evening and visit us from 530-9 on Main Street!

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 10/05/2023

It's Virginia's annual ! FRESH has provided all 11,282 Fauquier students with an apple from Thornton River Orchard & Market in Sperryville! What a terrific way to follow up last week's apple tastings at Coleman, Pierce, & Pearson - where students were able to try out three different types of apples!

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 10/04/2023

Today, FRESH prepared and served bread & muffins to students at Mary Walter using pumpkins from their own school garden! What a terrific way to continue our month celebration this week!

10/02/2023

October is national and our FRESH Eats programming is celebrating in a big way! Last week, students at Southeastern Alternative School helped us shuck corn! The corn is featured on middle and high school cafeteria menus this week, alongside local chicken from Whiffletree Farm!

09/29/2023

Fauquier Free Clinic is a wonderful community partner. Their annual Piedmont Smiles event is only one week away (October 7th)! Adults in need of free dental care are encouraged to attend! Check out their post below for more details!

09/29/2023

FRESH is excited to participate in tomorrow's event at the Marshall Community Center!

Stop by and see us this Saturday from 12pm - 4pm at the Marshall Community Center!

Building Farm to School Programs Through Partnership - Fauquier County 09/27/2023

FRESH kicks off our first cafeteria tastings of the school year this week, with visits to Coleman, Pierce, and Pearson. Curious how we partner with Fauquier County School Nutrition on these events? Check out this video from VDOE School Nutrition featuring last year's strawberry tasting at Claude Thompson Elementary School.

Building Farm to School Programs Through Partnership - Fauquier County

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 09/22/2023

What can a processing kitchen do? Slice, dice, and so much more! Our kitchen at Southeastern makes it easier to get fresh fruits and veggies on the menu, while easing the burden on the incredible staff at Fauquier County School Nutrition! We've prepped zucchini ahead of time for next week's parmesan coins menu offering!

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 09/20/2023

9 ๐พ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘  takes readers on a journey through Chile, as a young boy travels over 5.5 miles each morning to attend school. Available now in school and public libraries. Check out a copy in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and visit our website for story-related activities: https://www.fauquierfresh.org/post/9-kilometers.

09/18/2023

BBQ Chicken from Whiffletree Farm is coming to middle and high school cafeterias! We are thrilled to continue this partnership as we celebrate National Farm to School week, October 2-6. Stay tuned for more photos!

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 09/15/2023

We promised more info from our production kitchen at Southeastern, and here it is! With Fall just around the corner, FRESH has been roasting, pureeing, and testing out some healthy, delicious, pumpkin recipes! We can't wait for these items to hit school cafeterias soon!

FRESH Newsletter 09/14/2023

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FRESH Newsletter Welcome to a New School Year! โ€Š The 2023-24 school year is underway and while this week feels like anything but Fall, we are ready for all things apples & pumpkins! After a summer jam-packed with prog

Photos from FRESH - Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health's post 09/11/2023

Last week's heat wave made everyone feel a little like Grumpy Bird! Now that cooler weather has arrived, it's a great time to visit Brumfield and enjoy FRESH's StoryWalk! Stop by in the evening or on the weekends to walk and read this heartwarming tale of big feelings and even bigger friendships.

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Looking for an easy Thanksgiving side dish to make with your children this holiday?  Check out FRESH's Glazed Carrots re...
๐Ÿ“ฃโœจ๐Ÿ“ฃ Need to FRESHen up your inbox!? ๐Ÿ“ฃโœจ๐Ÿ“ฃOur monthly newsletter, includes programming updates and an overview of school-ag...
Looking for a fun new game to play at home?  How about a partner-based activity to engage students in the classroom?  Ch...
What's FRESH in August?  Cucumbers and Watermelon! Primarily made of water, these staples of summer are healthy, cool, a...
Come see us for free family fun & @moothru_mobile_warrenton ice cream! We are at the Marshall Community Center until 11 ...
Come Read, Learn, and Move with FRESH!  Only 4 more event days this summer! And stay tuned, because we have ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐„๐’๐“ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ...
Tons of fun yesterday as we kicked off our #FRESHonWheels summer programming. Come see us today for more FREE games, boo...
Enjoy eating Kale while listening to this catchy ditty about the health benefits of this leafy vegetable. Special thanks...
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