Monthly Archives: February 2013

Healthy Heart Valentine’s Day Party

Lompoc Unified School District Food Service Manager Kathy Bertelsen received this email note from Miguelito School 2nd Grade Teacher Lynda Gordon: “I wanted to share a story with you about my class Valentine Party for Read more

Blochman School District Invites Community to Enjoy School Food

On Friday, February 16th, the Benjamin Foxen Elementary School in Sisquoc hosted its fourth annual Bring Your Family to School lunch event for nearly 300 guests.  This school-wide event, hosted and sponsored by the PTA, Read more

Smart Trash Cans Keep Silverware Out of the Bin

Returning from disposable to durable cafeteria settings reduces waste and saves money, but only if you don’t throw away the silverware! Fortunately, these smart trash cans use magnets to catch the flatware before it disappears.

Breakfast Burritos are Nutritious, Efficient, and Loved by Kids

School Food Initiative Chef Instructor Claud Mann demonstrates a breakfast burrito assembly line, which allows food service workers to assemble lots of burritos in very little time. Bringing scratch-cooked food back to school kitchens is Read more

I’ve Never Seen a Purple Cow, but Now I’ve Tried a Purple Carrot

Goleta Union School District held its annual 5th Grade Health Fair on February 12th and 13th, and the School Food Initiative was there to provide healthy snacks and assist with food literacy programs.

Durables Vs. Disposables in Guadalupe

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin On January 14, 2013, Kermit McKenzie Junior High School in Guadalupe, California, switched Read more