Category Archives: Guest Blog

Tips : How to clean your espresso machine

Cleaning your espresso machine is a great way to ensure that it won’t stop working anytime soon and would always provide you with quality espresso. While many people think that it is not important to clean your espresso machine every … Continue reading

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The Story of a Young Food Services Director, by Regina O’Campo

The Baby in the Bunch, the Story of a Young Food Services Director, by Regina O’Campo We close our series on Sanger Unified School District with a guest blog and two of her students’ favorite recipes. Ann and Georgeanne It … Continue reading

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What’s a Director To Do with Too Much USDA Whole Wheat Dry Rotini?

Tossing a Challenge to the Staff by Brenda Lightfoot-Handy, Director of Food Service, Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District Cutler-Orosi JUSD is the proud owner of several hundreds of cases of USDA Whole Wheat dry rotini, a great product, yet we … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s Mayor Kevin Johnson says, “Up next: farm to school capital.”

Up next: Sacramento, the farm-to-school capital By Mayor Kevin Johnson, Sacramento Growing up, I was lucky to have a close relationship with my grandparents. They instilled in me a strong work ethic, made sure I studied hard and did all … Continue reading

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Chef Jamie Smith said: “Let’s Start Cooking Beans!”

We’re always in search of real meals in schools. Impressed by what we saw at Santa Cruz City Schools recently in terms of cooking beans from scratch, we asked Jamie Smith, former Senior Manager Food Services and Nutrition for Santa … Continue reading

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Oakland’s Joyce Peters on “Elevating the Lunch Lady”

Joyce Peters M.S., R.D. is the Network Dietician at Oakland Unified School District in California. We first met her several years ago under contract with the Center for Ecoliteracy for a year long feasibility study in Oakland in 2010-2011. Joyce happily … Continue reading

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Oakland Unified School District’s Fresh Markets Program Staff Visit Farm

Mini Farmers Market – Fresh Markets Program Esperanza/Korematsu Elementary School Oakland Unified School District, CA –  We, Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans, visited this farm stand in Oakland while interviewing Sylvia Fong, Food Services Manager at Esperanza/Korematus ( see … Continue reading

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Bob Gottlieb: Why the School Cafeteria Staff Can Be So Important

Robert Gottlieb is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College in Los Angeles.  Ann first started working with Bob 12 years ago on improving school food, and met with … Continue reading

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