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Good Food Showcase

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!

Click here to read about last year’s showcase.

Small Steps are Huge Wins: Two Months of Service Told in Haikus

Written By: Amy Garfinkel, FoodCorps Service Member with San Diego Unified School District

Healthy school meal options in San Diego Unified include: savory tortilla soup, scratch-cooked ribs, whole grain buns, fat-free milk, and a plethora of fresh fruits and veggies from the salad bar.

Healthy school meal options in San Diego Unified include: savory tortilla soup, scratch-cooked ribs, whole grain buns, fat-free milk, and a plethora of fresh fruits and veggies from the salad bar.

It’s September 1st
I’m thrilled to start my service
It’s a dream come true.

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San Diego County Farm to School Taskforce Hosts 2nd Regional Gathering

Written by: Colin Cureton, Director at CHIP Food Systems 

Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 1.56.22 PMOn 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! Continue reading

A Special Thanks to the San Diego Unified Cafeteria Staff

Written by: Corrie King, FoodCorps Service Member with San Diego Unified School District

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Cafeteria Site Leader Shelly Lofy promoting the salad bar at Jerabek Elementary.

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. Continue reading

Rewriting Julian Union Elementary School District’s Wellness Policy

Written by: Susi Jones, Executive Director of Julian Pathways 
IMG_2612Our 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)Continue reading

The Brave Little Taster

foodcorps_7559_27055_2014_October_16_S0069793This 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).

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