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Grab-and-go meals served twice a week at socially distanced distribution sites at Broward County (Fla.) Public Schools (BCPS).

Stories from the front lines: Broward County school district serves kids and families during pandemic

Zoe Crego, RD, program manager of nutrition education and training for Broward County (Fla.) Public Schools (BCPS) shares the story of 50 distribution sites, teamwork, resilience and how the district is planning for the summer and next school year.

Grab-and-go meals served twice a week at socially distanced (yet still friendly) distribution sites has been the formula that’s gotten Broward County (Fla.) Public Schools (BCPS) through emergency feeding in communities hit hard by coronavirus. That means feeding not just the kids in need, but their families too.

When families pick up multiple meals at once, that means less interaction and an easier time for parents to schedule during a chaotic time.

How have they done it? With an incredible can-do attitude, according to Zoe Crego, RD, program manager of nutrition education and training for Broward County’s foodservice team. Crego has found several silver linings in the situation, including the fact that “school meals are now at home,” encouraging inter-generational healthy eating habits. Crego tells us more details, including menu items that have been working especially well.

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