CMS Lunchbox Challenge!

February 01, 2013

The members of the Wellness Committee are very excited to introduce the first CMS community-wide BOKS Bits challenge! If you are not familiar with BOKS, we meet every morning before school for 50 minutes of kid-friendly physical activity. Each meeting of BOKS includes a BOKS Bit--nutrition talks offering information to increase nutritional knowledge and promote confidence in creating life-long healthy habits.

Our first BOKs Bits community challenge starts off with a “My Lunchbox” contest.  CMS children will be encouraged to make their own creative, healthy school lunches.  Of course, parents are welcome to help younger children! Participants are encouraged to take a photograph of their lunch creations and email the pictures, including a description of the lunch, to Liz LaRocque ( You may enter as many My Lunchbox photos and descriptions as you like.  Our My Lunchbox photo album will be posted to the CMS website beginning Wednesday, January 30, 2013.

Criteria used to choose the top healthy My Lunchboxes include: healthy options, creativity and diversity of contents, deliciousness, and ease of preparation.

The contest runs from Wednesday, January 30 through Wednesday, March 20. Winners will be announced (and prizes will be available!) at the end of school on Thursday, March 21.

There will be three grand prize-winners; one for the participant with the most submissions; one for creativity and diversity of contents, and one for ease of preparation. Grand prizes will include a bento box (free of phthalates, BPA, lead and PVC), a Camelbak hydration pack, and a healthy-lunch cookbook for kids.  Each participant will receive a prize as well.

If you have questions or concerns, please email Nurse Liz (, or check in with Liz, Deb Race or Alex Tzelnic when you see us in the halls!

Here’s to six school weeks of healthy, creative lunches!

To see submissions click here!

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