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What’s Cooking at Rex Bell ES

May 7, 2022

The only thing that can make breakfast any better is turning it into a BRUNCH! Thanks to the team at Mandalay Bay and Luxor, we were able to celebrate our post-pandemic return to Rex Bell Elementary School with a fabulous brunch. The kids had a choice of turkey, ham, or veggie wraps served alongside vegetable en croute, a mini yogurt parfait, milk or chocolate milk, plus a cake pop for dessert. (Shh! We know the program is all about healthy eating, but a little treat now and then on special occasions won’t hurt.) 

This was definitely a day to celebrate. While our teachers have been busy instructing students throughout the pandemic, this is the first time in more than two years our chef volunteers from ACF Chefs Las Vegas have been able to see the students at this school – and my how they’ve grown! 

There were nothing but smiles around the room as many kids said things like “I’ve never eaten this before,” and “This is the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my entire life.” Perhaps the funniest thing we heard though was one kid who looked at the food and said “What is this crap?” Funny as it may be – it just further reminds us of the important work we are doing to expose kids to healthy foods they have never seen or tasted before. We often take our daily foods for granted, when the reality is there are a lot of kids who do not have regular access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Our goal is to expose them to these healthy foods so that they can find new foods they love, and ask for it at home.

Join us in our mission to be healthy eating heroes. You can sponsor a meal by donating as little as $5, volunteer to serve at one of our events, or step up to the plate as Mandalay Bay and Luxor have and sponsor a whole breakfast! Interested? Email us at

Last, but certainly not least – a HUGE thank you to MGM Resorts International for being such a wonderful community partner by being one of our Cookin’ Up Breakfast Sponsors. You really pulled out all the stops for our kids!

Check out photos from the event on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

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