Monthly Archives: October 2013
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Students Across Santa Barbara County Celebrate National Food Day

Throughout Santa Barbara County, thousands of students celebrated Food Day on October 24th with creative, delicious, and colorful events, such as green smoothie tastings, art projects, salad bar debuts, lunch contests, visiting chefs, rainbow outfits, Read more

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Meet The Chef: Naomi Serizawa

Chef Instructor Naomi Serizawa sees the ripple effect of teaching scratch cooking to school food service workers.

Orfalea School Food Initiative’s “Chef Beth” Earns National School Lunch Award

    By Claud Mann School Food Initiative Chef Instructor Bethany Markee signs off on all of her correspondence the same way: “Fresh real food….for children….every day. It’s possible.” For too many on the front Read more

Children Are Always Learning – Even at Lunchtime

The lunch lady vs. food educator from Orfalea Foundation on Vimeo. Chef Instructor Bethany Markee reminds us that it’s not enough to improve the food on a school child’s plate – we need to talk Read more

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Cooking From Scratch is at the Heart of the School Food Initiative

Until November 1, Jack Johnson‘s Ohana Charitable Foundation is matching donations to the School Food Initiative. Please donate using the button below, and your gift will go twice as far! Over the next few weeks, we’ll Read more

Santa Barbara Celebrates Food Day

Food Day in Santa Barbara Food Day is a national celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food taking place all over the nation on October 24th—including Santa Barbara County.  This is an opportunity to Read more

Salad Bars Empower Students to Make Their Own Choices from an Array of Healthy Options

Until November 1, Jack Johnson‘s Ohana Charitable Foundation is matching donations to the School Food Initiative. Please donate using the button below, and your gift will go twice as far! Over the next few weeks, we’ll Read more

Chef Instructor Janet Stevenson Wants to Be Able to Look the Next Generation in the Eye

Until November 1, Jack Johnson‘s Ohana Charitable Foundation is matching donations to the School Food Initiative (up to $2,500). Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing these videos made during the April 2013 Culinary Boot Read more

Chef Claud Mann on Why He Supports the School Food Initiative

Until November 1, Jack Johnson‘s Ohana Charitable Foundation is matching donations to the School Food Initiative (up to $2,500). Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing these videos made during the April 2013 Culinary Read more

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Lompoc’s Real & Fresh Grill Goes Live!

By Claud Mann Like many Nutrition Service Directors, Lompoc’s Kathy Bertelsen is confronted daily with the same challenge: How to entice high school students to remain on campus to enjoy the fresh meals she and Read more