Food Safety

We continue to boost our food variety and quality. Students of all ages tell us they are loving our “new and improved” choices. Here are a few of the key changes driving popular menu upgrades: We are adding items that taste tests tell us are “kid approved.” We are increasing “from scratch” cooking. We are offering global cuisine, such as […]

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Menu improvements

The only time most people think about food safety is when there is an outbreak of food borne illness in the news, such as when the USDA issues a recall for bagged lettuce or ice cream linked to listeria or the local news identifies a popular restaurant chain as the source of widespread food poisoning. In the U.S., most food […]

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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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