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Local Produce: Fueling Kids

Local Produce: Fueling Kids

Vista Unified School District is Bridging the Gap Between Students and Their Food Sources 

By: Heidi Stimac

Roasted chickpeas and fresh pomegranates are items you probably don’t expect to see in an ordinary school cafeteria. But luckily for the students at Vista Unified School District (VUSD) in Oceanside, California, Director of Child…

Paving the Way for School District Champions

Paving the Way for School District Champions

An interview with school food service expert Tim Cipriano

Chef Tim Cipriano started his career in the kitchen as a child, but who wouldn’t with a great grandmother nicknamed “Nana Noodles”? Tim spent many years working in restaurants before starting a family. It was at that pivotal point in his life that…

Mount Horeb Area School District Serves Up Local

Mount Horeb Area School District Serves Up Local

An Interview with Michelle Denk, Food Services Director

Schools are doing local food right all across the country. For Mount Horeb Area School District in Wisconsin, it’s not a new idea. Food Services Director Michelle Denk says they’ve had a Harvest of the Month program for ten years. Now armed with…