Tuscaloosa Schools in Alabama routinely show parents what’s being served in the cafeteria via social media to promote healthy eating habits. The pictures and videos show how meals are being prepared. And the posts provide a little knowledge along the way to encourage healthy nutrition even after the kids leave school!
Getting school kids to eat healthier foods continues to be a challenge. Yet, many schools believe it’s only a matter of time before more kids start choosing produce over pizza. The federal guidelines have loosened recently in an effort to stem waste. But many school foodservice directors are not changing the menu to maintain momentumRead more about Many schools stay the course as feds loose nutritional rules[…]
The cafeteria at Kingston Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Virginia has been serving up slices of inspiration via messages written on bananas! The simple idea has become a viral sensation. All because cafeteria manager Stacey Truman decided to begin writing notes of encouragement on bananas that kids devour each day!
The tired old “brown bag” sandwich is giving way to delicious school lunches being built and delivered on behalf of bored and beleaguered parents by local restaurants. Some restaurants offer regular home deliveries before school. Others work with school districts to offer optional restaurant meals on campus (parents order online). Yet others — including chainsRead more about Restaurants offer school lunches for parents tired of packing PB&J’s[…]
Virginia’s Martinsville School District has scored big with a pilot program that will serve students a hearty breakfast before taking the ACT. Studies show that well-nourished students concentrate better. So, what better time than before the big test? Even the district’s superintendent is getting involved as one of the cooks!
Backed by student volunteers, Mira Monte High School in Bakersfield, California serves up happy notes as a side dish during cafeteria meals. The result has provided encouragement for many students during the often anxiety-filled days as a teenager. The idea takes “happy meals” to a whole new level. The notes are literally part of theRead more about Happy notes served along with food at this high school cafeteria[…]
Chef Peter Gilhooly of Chartwells K12, who leads foodservice teams across 4,000 K-12 campuses, demonstrates the latest in healthy fare that students will actually eat! Fresh from the recent SNA conference, Gilhooly stopped in to chat with KTNV in Las Vegas to show just how it’s done. Healthy fare kids will eat videoRead more about Healthy fare kids actually eat in K12 schools… yes, it’s possible![…]
The school lunch menu has taken a big leap forward in New London, Connecticut. Chef Dan Giusti and his band of highly trained chefs are serving scratch-made gourmet meals to 3,900 students every day. All for $1.25 each! It’s an amazing feat for Giusti who has been recognized as one of the world’s top chefs. Read more about This gourmet school lunch menu keeps to its $1.25 budget[…]