Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Boot Camp to Promote Healthy Food in Schools


By John Rosales The rigorous culinary training that Donna West attended in Aurora, Colorado, involved much more than cooking classes. West is a lunchroom and child nutrition manager at Brownwood Elementary School in Scottsboro, Alabama. For five long days spent in a high school kitchen and classrooms, West and two dozen other public school food [...]

Education Support Professionals Learn New Ways to Boost Kids’ Nutrition


By Cindy Long Vicki Hughes, the food service director at McLean County Schools in Calhoun, Ky., works hard to make meals more healthy and nutritious. Her schools have made the switch to low-fat milk and cheese; they offer more fruits, vegetables and whole grains; and they’ve cut back on sodium, fats, and cholesterol. But Hughes [...]