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Smarter Lunchrooms Success in Broward County

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Schools that are learning about Smarter Lunchrooms for the first time often find that they are already implementing many of the recommended techniques in...

Enriching School Lunches with Greater Nutritional and Cultural Values

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

It is exciting to watch school food service staff generate creative recipes to meet the dietary requirements of school lunches. To better enforce these...

Smart Snacks: How One High School Continues to Contribute to the Bottom Line

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) and the introduction of the Smart Snacks guidelines left many school districts wondering how they were going to...

Smarter Lunchrooms in Action: Easy Cafeteria Changes in a Florida School District

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

The cafeteria manager from Manatee K-8 started giving vegetables exciting names and putting fruit in colorful, decorative bowls. The items presented in this...

School Breakfast Success: A Success Story Compendium by Michigan Team Nutrition

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 03, 2016

Funding for this project was provided by a Michigan Department of Education’s Team Nutrition Grant and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan.  This project...

Multipurpose Lunch Menu

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

A food service director told me that the school meal menus are the most read items on the school district website. He knew this because once he was late in...

Obtaining and Processing Local Foods: A Food Service Director Perspective

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2016

While evidence about the benefits of eating local food continues to build, farm-to-school endeavors present challenges when considering unique needs of...

Dallas Schools Go Lean and Green for a Day!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

“You are what you eat!" is a notion that implies that to achieve optimal health, we must fuel our bodies with good nutrition.  As a society, we are beginning...

Michigan Schools Boost Breakfast!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Michigan Department of Education, Team Nutrition ProgramIn case you haven’t noticed, three million more school breakfasts were served to Michigan students...

Breakfast Vending

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Jenice Momber, Foodservice Director, Onekama Consolidated School, Onekama, MIOne new way schools are successfully boosting breakfast counts is by using...

MARESA Culinary Students Take First Place at Michigan Junior Chef Competition

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Marquette Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (MARESA), Marquette, MichiganHigh-school students in the culinary arts program, offered through a...

Mattawan’s Crepe 66 Café Crew Takes Third Place with Gluten-Free Breakfast Crepes

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Mattawan Middle School, Mattawan, MichiganAsk a middle school student if they’ve ever eaten a crepe and many will ask: What’s a crepe?” Not at Mattawan...

Blueberry Oatmeal Sundaes Capture 2nd Place at Michigan Junior Chef Competition!

Updated: March 10, 2016

Baseline Middle School, South Haven Public Schools, South Haven, MichiganAmy Nichols, foodservice director at South Haven Public Schools, had her eye on a...

2015 Michigan Junior Chef Competition

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Whitney Vance, R.D., Michigan Department of Education Mediterranean Quiche? Breakfast Egg Rolls?  Cherry-Oatmeal Dunkers? If you want to know what middle and...

Superintendent Supports Breakfast in the Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Bill Fetterhoff, Superintendent, Godwin Heights Public Schools, Wyoming, MIBill Fetterhoff, superintendent of Godwin Heights Public Schools, believes proper...

Students’ Marketing Power Boosts Breakfast Participation

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Renae Tindall, Teacher, Whitehall District Schools, Whitehall, MIRenae Tindall, teacher extraordinaire at Ealy Elementary School, says if you want to get...

Smoothie Success!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Sharon Lenard, Foodservice Director, Howell Public Schools, Howell, MichiganSharon Lenard, foodservice director for Howell Public Schools, found the way to...

Oatmeal-licious Breakfast Bar Still Hot Today

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Dan Gorman, Foodservice Director, Whitehall District Schools, Whitehall, MIIt’s been almost three years since fifth-grade student Kammie Jarvis developed her...

New Grab and Go and “Late-Start Wednesdays” Fuel Oxford Breakfast Success

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Karen Bissett, Nutrition Services Director, Oxford Community Schools, Oxford, MIKaren Bissett, nutrition services director for Oxford Community Schools, is...

Fabulous Food and Super Staff = Showcase Success

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Katherine Borovsky, Foodservice Director, Hopkins Public Schools, Hopkins, MI“If they can walk with it, they’ll eat it.” That’s the secret, according to...

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Bernard Gladney, Foodservice General Manager, Flint Public Schools, Flint, MI“Whatever it takes to get students to eat breakfast, we’ll do it.” That’s a...

Creative First-Year Foodservice Director Boosts Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Amy Nichols, Foodservice Director, South Haven Public Schools, South Haven, MIFirst-year Foodservice Director Amy Nichols dove in headfirst this year to...

Community Tailgate Kicks Off New School Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Carrie Morfino, Foodservice Director, Fraser Public Schools, Fraser, MIEveryone loves a party especially when it’s held in the fall, outdoors, and in...

Breakfast on the Bus

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Jenice Momber, Foodservice Director, Kaleva Norman Dickson Schools, Manistee County, MIJenice Momber knows how to solve a problem. Since her school district...

Breakfast Kiosks Really Work

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

Mary Kurkowski, Foodservice Director, Port Huron Public Schools, Port Huron, MIThanks to some new boost breakfast strategies, Port Huron school foodservice...

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