Category Archives: Resource

Earth Day and End of Year Update

Post by Cody Williams Here is a snapshot of topics I am currently involved with at this busy time of year! In lieu of Earth Day I thought I would do my first post on Who’s Cooking School Lunch!  There … Continue reading

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Five Flavor Culinary Course Inspires School Food Service

The food heritage of many immigrant and first generation students is rich and fascinating, largely healthy, and vastly untapped in school lunch — so we, Evans & Brennan, designed a half-day course for School District Food Service to introduce five … Continue reading

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New Scaled Up Recipes for School Meals

From our colleagues at The Center for Ecoliteracy: “As a resource for school nutrition services, the Center for Ecoliteracy offers a downloadable collection of 21 recipes for reimbursable school meals, scaled and tested for quantities of 50 and 100.” As … Continue reading

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What’s New? A World of Good Tastes! A Classroom Cooking Manual

The California Department of Education has made our book,  A World of Good Tastes! A Classroom Cooking Manual, by Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans. This cooking manual, is available free through a link on the CDE e-tool kit for … Continue reading

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Capay Organic Wants to Join You for Lunch

Capay Organic’s Thaddeus Barsotti and other farmers will meet school food service directors representing over 200,000 school students at the November 12 Farms &  Schools Marketplace Exchange in Yolo County’s Woodland, CA. Reserve your place today at this free workshop. … Continue reading

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The big meet farmers moment…is coming

What’s going on? Farm to School is on the move, but not really happening as much as some school food service directors would like. Join Dominic Machi, Director, Nutrition Services at Davis Joint Unified School District, and other key leaders … Continue reading

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CA Specialty Crops: A Guide to Their Use in School Lunch

California Specialty Crops – think tomatoes, cabbage, pears, celery, lettuce – in short, just about every fruit, vegetable and nut you can imagine – are featured here in a new guidebook to using them in school lunch. California is the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year and Workshop Jan 24 – Getting It Done

Happy New Year to you, and welcome to our newest blog sponsor,California Endive. The year 2014 promises positive changes in our school lunches, if the leaders and talented front line men and women we’ve been meeting and featuring have anything … Continue reading

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Georgeanne’s Story About Children and Food

Georgeanne Brennan (pictured left), co-author of our blog, had a recent op ed in the Sacramento Bee newspaper. We invite you to read it — a heart warming story with policy implications for school lunch and how our children are … 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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