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Holiday Food Safety

Some Turkey (Safety) Talk Unlike our schools, you probably do not plan your menus a month or more in advance. The holidays may be the exception to the rule. Do you have your Thanksgiving menu planned? Are you trying something new or honoring family traditions with recipes handed down over the years? I wanted to share a few food quality […]

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National School Lunch Week

Happy National School Lunch Week! “School Lunch Snapshot” is the theme of this year’s National School Lunch Week (October 12 – 16). The National School Lunch Program dates back to 1946, when it was introduced to ensure children receive a low-cost or free nutritionally balanced lunch at school. I’ll celebrate this special week for school nutrition by sharing our own […]

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Happy Farm to School Month!

If your child has a newfound love of baked zucchini, thank a farmer. Our district is among those across the country bringing local growers to visit and educate students about fresh produce. About 42% of U.S. schools participate in the national Farm to School program. I’m very proud of the fact that the Richmond County School District has been honored […]

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A toast to milk

If you take a look at our menus – and I hope you do – you will notice that we make milk available at every meal. There have actually been federal school milk programs since 1940. Today, the USDA includes milk as a required lunch meal component for grades K-12. Options include fat-free or low-fat milk (including chocolate milk). On […]

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