SHIPPENSBURG — Teaching children to become healthy eaters isn’t an easy job, but a little planning and imagination can go a long way.
Jared Ford, director of food services for the Shippensburg Area School District, said he plans menus a week at a time, carefully balancing the different components of a healthy meal and basing final food selections on federal regulations.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Want to know what's on your child's school lunch menu today? If you’re in Duval County, there's now an app for that!
It's called Nutrislice. It brings school lunch menus, as well as important nutritional information, right to your fingertips. There's also an interactive website.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Students this week got to try the food from a new dining service called Chartwells, which was hired recently by Burke County Public Schools.
“We are so excited to have Chartwells on board with us this year in our cafeterias,” Superintendent Larry Putnam said. “We saw cafeteria workers making meals from scratch during our school visits, and we enjoyed eating lunch at Freedom High School.”
Thursday, August 27, 2015
In an effort to bust that stereotype by providing fresher, healthier meals and giving students more leeway to build their own creations, La Cañada Unified officials have contracted with a new food vendor this year and hope the partnership will be a good pairing.
Monday, August 24, 2015
When you think of cafeteria food, usually you don't think of baked ziti, sweet potato fries or blueberry pancakes.
But at Duval County Public Schools, those are just three of the several options students will see.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Whether it's in a supermarket or roadside stand, fresh vegetables are filling up the plates of many, but who exactly is feeding us this New Jersey Fresh produce?
Local farmers throughout the state spend their lives growing fresh corn, tomatoes, cantaloupe, blueberries, cucumbers, whatever their specialty, and distribute to supermarkets where they are purchased and brought home.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Under the coordination of Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter, a consortium of local groups and businesses has donated resources to provide a day camp to the city’s children.
Operating at five city parks, the camp is expected to serve up to 300 city kids through Aug. 20 – all paid for with private donations.
Instead of sitting at home or wandering around looking for something to do, children participating in Brockton’s day camp program play basketballand soccer, cool off under one of the city park splash pads and make friends. The camp also provides kids with a nutritious meal courtesy of a $15,000 grant from Chartwells, the food service provider to Brockton public schools. Other contributors who helped raise the necessary $50,000 to make the camp a reality are the Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board and the Mayor’s Children’s Fund.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
You’ve heard of Take Your Child to Work Day, but have you heard of Take Your Parent to Lunch Day?
At Atherton Elementary School in Burton, we invite parents to try what their children eat every day. We’ve talked to parents who couldn’t believe the school served so much fresh fruit at lunch. Not just apples and oranges, but also kiwi — a student favorite — strawberries, pineapple, and melon. Our students deserve the healthiest possible meals at school, so it’s gratifying to have their parents’ support.
Monday, June 29, 2015
As this 2014-15 school year has drawn to a close, Harrison Community Schools and Chartwells School Dining, are proud yet humbled when we reflect on the success of our new Backpack Program that was initiated last fall at Harrison Community Schools.
Friday, June 19, 2015
With six children to feed, Darlene Larner counts on the summer lunch program at the Shelbyville Boys and Girls Club to fill the gap.
Thursday, June 18, 2015