24 06, 2019

South Bay Union School District Receives Turnip the Beet Award


The USDA recently announced the third annual Turnip the Beet awards, which recognize outstanding summer meal program sponsors who distinguish themselves with high quality meals that are appetizing, appealing, and wholesome. Congratulations to South Bay Union School District for reeving the Gold Turnip the Beet Award! Turnip the Beet winners are perfect examples of how [...]

South Bay Union School District Receives Turnip the Beet Award2019-06-24T20:59:24+00:00
17 06, 2019

SDUSD fights Food Insecurity


San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) has diverted 482,799 pounds of food from the landfill thanks to their "Love Food, Not Waste" program. The food that could have been wasted, would have resulted in over 262,000 pounds of carbon emissions, but instead it was used to help provide more than 402,000 meals to the [...]

SDUSD fights Food Insecurity2019-06-17T22:00:19+00:00
12 12, 2018

Farm to School Family Picnic


San Diego, CA | October 2018 – Hundreds of San Diego County residents flocked to Balboa Park on the last Saturday of October to attend the first annual Farm 2 School Family Picnic. The event, produced by local nonprofit Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP), and its Farm To Institution Center, saw families celebrate the growing Farm to School [...]

Farm to School Family Picnic2019-01-24T19:56:22+00:00
11 10, 2018

Hydroponic Gardening at Lincoln Elementary


Melody Crook, a 3rd grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary school in Escondido has cultivated an exciting project-based-learning opportunity for her students. After hearing about the different types of gardening during a presentation by Dawn Stone, the Nutrition Services Specialist at Escondido Union School District, Melody sprouted the idea of bringing Hydroponic Gardening into the [...]

Hydroponic Gardening at Lincoln Elementary2019-01-15T19:35:06+00:00
27 09, 2018

Chef Ann Foundation Spotlight on Vista Unified School District


Jamie Philips, the Director of Child Nutrition and his team at Vista Unified School District were recognized by the Chef Ann Foundation for their creative ways of taking salad bars to the next level. The team continues to engage the school community by creating events like "Fear Factor" that increase the willingness of students [...]

Chef Ann Foundation Spotlight on Vista Unified School District2018-09-27T21:56:05+00:00
10 05, 2018

Julian School Lunch Hero Video


The Nutrition Services Staff at Julian Union School District put together a video to show their appreciation for their amazing partnership with Jeremy's on the Hill. Great job Chef Shirley and Donald Hooper from Jeremy's on the Hill and the staff at Julian Union School District for your dedicated to serving fresh, healthy, local [...]

Julian School Lunch Hero Video2018-05-10T23:47:04+00:00
9 05, 2018

Healthy Connections Recipe & Nutrition Videos


Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego's Cheri Fidler, Director of Center for Healthier Communities, along with Mary Beth Schlichtholz, Director of Food Services, and Chef Andrew Bard were featured on KUSI to launch a series of educational videos on healthy eating, including simple and delicious recipes from Chef Bard. The videos were made possible by generous funding from [...]

Healthy Connections Recipe & Nutrition Videos2018-05-09T16:50:41+00:00
3 05, 2018

Districts name teachers, classified employees of the year


Dawn Stone, a nutrition services specialist at the Escondido Union School District’s Carilyn Gilbert Education Center, has been named as the San Diego County Classified School Employee of the Year for 2018. She was chosen by a panel of her peers and is now a candidate for California Classified School Employee of the Year [...]

Districts name teachers, classified employees of the year2018-05-03T23:00:06+00:00
26 04, 2018

Lakeside Union School District Receives Turnip the Beet Award


There are millions of America’s youth who do not have access to nutritious meals when school is not in session. Offering nutritious meals to our nation’s children and teens that are appetizing, appealing and wholesome is a responsibility USDA takes very seriously. Our key partners in serving our summer feeding customers are the organizations [...]

Lakeside Union School District Receives Turnip the Beet Award2018-04-26T17:56:17+00:00
26 04, 2018

Vista Unified School District receive 7 Gold HUSSC Awards


Congratulations to Vista Unified School District on receiving seven Gold HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) Awards! These awards recognize excellence in nutrition and physical activity, great job Vista! View Awards Here

Vista Unified School District receive 7 Gold HUSSC Awards2018-04-26T17:49:35+00:00