Please save the date for CHIP’s 5th Annual Good Food Showcase, an event for institutions, restaurants, community organizations, and other entities to develop business relationships and network with local growers, produce distributors, and good food vendors. This is the regional event of the year for exploring the bounty of our county and connecting with the local good food movement!
Written By: Amy Garfinkel, FoodCorps Service Member with San Diego Unified School District
It’s September 1st
I’m thrilled to start my service
It’s a dream come true.
Written by: Colin Cureton, Director at CHIP Food Systems
On a rare rainy day in early May, over 50 farm-to-school partners in San Diego County found their way to a Chula Vista Elementary School District production kitchen just 5 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border for the most recent convening of the San Diego County Farm to School Taskforce and this year’s CFSN Regional Gathering. In contrast to the old adage, having too many cooks in this kitchen turned out to be a wonderful thing! [Read more here…]
Written by: Corrie King, FoodCorps Service Member with San Diego Unified School District
Food is often the first thing that comes to mind when the topic of transforming school lunch is brought to the table. However, real change in the lunch room will not happen unless we appreciate and honor those who are with the children daily: the cafeteria staff. [Read more here…]
Written by: Susi Jones, Executive Director of Julian Pathways
Our school-community collaborative knows that healthy schools mean healthy families, communities and students, and that healthy students make better learners. That is why our collaborative partners elected to spend an entire year working on and writing a new Local School Wellness Policy for the Julian Union Elementary School District (JUESD). [Read more here…]
This great story was written by Ashley Marquez, the new FoodCorps service member at San Diego Unified School District. Read on to learn about her service year so far, and the impressive range of programs SDUSD offers to improve the school food environment.
“Raise your hand if you’ve never had a green grape before?,” I asked the second graders. In an instant, nearly half of them had their hands raised. Wow was the first thought that came to mind, but it was quickly washed away with an epiphany – I am in the perfect position to make a difference in my community as a FoodCorps service member at San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).