Written by: Sandy Curwood, RDN, MS, Director of Child Nutrition Services with Conejo Valley Unified School District
Director of Child Nutrition Services, Sandy Curwood, serves up a California Thursdays® recipe at the CA Farm to School Network Conference last spring.
California Thursdays® is what’s for lunch in school cafeterias across the golden state. On March 17th, 58 California school districts collectively took action showcasing the abundance of seasonal, regionally procured, delicious and nutritious foods in school cafeterias. Continue reading →
This week’s guest blog post is presented by FoodCorps Service Member, Ryan Griffith, who is currently serving with Conejo Valley Unified School District and the Nutrition Services Department. Along with the Food Service Director, Sandy Curwood, Ryan has attended and organized local food gatherings for all partners in farm to school. Read on to learn about the Local Foods Procurement Workshop he hosted earlier this winter.
As many of us know, October is National Farm to School Month — a time for lifting up Farm to School stories from around the nation, celebrating how far we’ve come over the past decade in linking family farms and school gardens to school classrooms and cafeterias, and looking to the future for how we’ll continue to grow this movement.
We’ve got some great things to share from around the state and on the national level to highlight the success of Farm to School Month 2014. Check them out below!