Schools that are learning about Smarter Lunchrooms for the first time often find that they are already implementing many of the recommended techniques in their cafeterias. Formal Smarter Lunchrooms trainings for cafeteria staff, often taught in conjunction with the local …
It is exciting to watch school food service staff generate creative recipes to meet the dietary requirements of school lunches. To better enforce these nutritious choices, more school districts are accommodating dietary preferences reflective of students’ cultures. Extensive feedback regarding …
In St. Lucie County Florida, schools are finding success as they implement new Smarter Lunchrooms Movement techniques. Some of the techniques used include: creative naming for fruits and vegetables, displaying fruit in an attractive bowl, enhancing taste expectations through attractive
Bill Fetterhoff, Superintendent, Godwin Heights Public Schools, Wyoming, MI
Bill Fetterhoff, superintendent of Godwin Heights Public Schools, believes proper nutrition can help level the playing field for students who have fewer opportunities and advantages. Almost 90 percent of Godwin Heights’ …
Michigan Department of Education, Team Nutrition Program
In case you haven’t noticed, three million more school breakfasts were served to Michigan students this past year, which helped them start the school day alert, well-fed, and ready to learn. This boost …
Marquette Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (MARESA), Marquette, Michigan
High-school students in the culinary arts program, offered through a partnership between Northern Michigan University and the Marquette Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (MARESA), love a challenge, and that’s just what …
Dan Gorman, Foodservice Director, Whitehall District Schools, Whitehall, MI
It’s been almost three years since fifth-grade student Kammie Jarvis developed her idea for the “Oatmeal-licious” breakfast bar and ”sold” it to Foodservice Director Dan Gorman and the students at Ealy …
William Stitt, Ed.D., Principal, Baseline Middle School, South Haven, MI
If you want to catch up with the principal of Baseline Middle School, it’s easy to find him. He’s in the main hallway of the school every morning at 7 …
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