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  6500 East Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80301

2/28/2011
For Immediate Release
  Contact:
BVSD Communications - 720-561-5824

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Make a Rainbow on Your Tray!

Tuesday, March 1, is Rainbow Day at Eldorado K-8 School

Elementary school children throughout Boulder Valley School District are playing with their food this spring in hopes of winning up to $500 for their school’s PTA.

Called the “Make a Rainbow on Your Tray” campaign, this initiative challenges the students to create colorful creations from the salad bar. Interns, volunteers, and parents stationed at the school encourage the students, take pictures of great looking salads and hand out “I made a Rainbow at the Salad Bar Today” stickers after students have proved that they not only put colorful foods on their tray, but ATE them as well!

“Learning to make healthy choices from the fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, grains and proteins on our salad bars is a healthy and delicious opportunity for our students,” said BVSD Nutrition Services Director Ann Cooper.

Media are invited to a BVSD Rainbow Day at Eldorado K-8 School this week:

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 1
Eldorado K-8 School
3351 Indiana Street, Superior

BVSD Superintendent Chris King and Nutrition Services Director Ann Cooper will be there to visit students and see their lunch tray rainbows.

Each elementary school in the district will have a “Rainbow Day” sometime before the end of March, at which point a panel of judges will choose the top three winning photos. 
 
Cash prizes will be awarded to the PTA for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the contest: 1st place= $500, 2nd place= $250, and 3rd place= $100.


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