The school food team at Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) served 3 million meals in 23 weeks, creating True Food boxes that check the boxes for nutrition and fun.
Harvest in Minneapolis
A recent meal at MPS showed off farm-to-school partnerships that produced colorful Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, apples and purple daikon radishes to go with a local turkey burger.
From the kitchen to each classroom, with love and spooky good art skills: Nicole Bundy and the rest of the kitchen team made different Halloween cards at Aurora Public Schools in Colorado.
Very cool, Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys donated coolers to DeSoto School District, where curbside pickup is going strong.
An apple a day…
Harlan (Iowa) Community School Director of Wellness, Food and Nutrition Services Ellen Walsh-Rosmann takes a bit out of the lighthearted side of school nutrition as she rocks this sweet ‘stume.
Chicken soup to soothe the soul
Sally Handsaker Donch
And there’s nothing like actual chicken soup to act as a warm hug. This bowl was made by Sally Handsaker-Donch, foodservice director/chef at Anderson School in Bozeman, Mont.
The colors of Fresh Fruit Fridays are enough to put some pep in your step at Edison Local School District in Milan, Ohio.
Good mood food
Chartwells K-12’s Mood Boost program helps kids make the connections between what they eat and how they feel.
Chef Ann Cooper and 5th graders Zoom together
Boulder Valley School District’s School Food Project and a group of fifth-graders in the Climate Club met with “Renegade Lunch Lady” Chef Ann Cooper to talk food waste, plant-based diets and climate change.
How it started…how it’s going
The foodservice team at Windham Raymond School District in Maine chose to celebrate how far school lunch has come, a sign of its resilience.