In the past two years, Amarillo ISD in Texas has achieved a meal participation increase of more than 22 percent in its high schools, as well as a 30.5 percent lift in a la carte sales and “overwhelmingly positive” customer feedback, thanks to an initiative called Amarillo Balance Kitchen.
Monday, May 16, 2016
During the school year more than 70 percent of Muncie Community Schools students rely on free or reduced price lunches. This year, the district will continue to feed its students through the summer.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Snack time at South Whidbey Elementary School is more like feeding time at the farm. The kids are so excited to eat they actually graze, chewing on plants that are still rooted in the ground.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Have you ever wanted to give your opinion about the meals served at school? At Brockton High School, there are about 18 to 20 students who give their opinion about the meals every month.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Fall Brook Elementary School second-grader Emiliani Mojica sat quietly enjoying a good book in her class on a recent Wednesday morning, as the students next to her shared some fun laughs and storytelling. There was a low key chatter throughout the room, while still more classmates worked on morning seat-work.
But, what has now become a regular routine in the classrooms at the school is that as the students work, they are also eating breakfast. This particular morning it included warm pancakes and fruit.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Lauren Stuart is all about getting students in Woodland Park excited about dining. As the food service director for the school district, she initiated a Junior Chef program two years ago, and students from kindergarten through eighth grade can participate.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Chartwells K12 and Duval County Public Schools Food Services have recently been announced as a winner of the Show Us Your Tray contest held by USDA Foods and the School Nutrition Association. The contest challenged food service groups participating in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs to submit a photo showcasing the creative ways in which they have incorporated foods provided by USDA Foods.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Schools all across the country are setting aside a whole week to celebrate the most important meal of the day. National School Breakfast Week is March 7- 11, and area schools found ways to celebrate.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Food served in Wilton’s public schools was ranked the fifth best in Connecticut in according to Niche.com’s 2016 Districts with the Best Food in Connecticut ranking.
Each year, Niche ranks more than 100,000 public and private schools based on “dozens of statistics and 27 million opinions from 300,000 students and parents,” according to its website, and creates “best of” lists for schools and districts across the country.
Monday, March 7, 2016
Since the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, we have seen some extraordinary summer meal programs sponsors and partners. Here are three key tips we learned from some stellar partners in the Food and Nutrition Service’s Western Region that other programs can follow to ensure successful summer programs next year!
Friday, March 4, 2016