Friday, February 10, 2017

School Lunch Expose

School Lunch Expose
Revenge of the Lunch Lady is Jane Black's astonishingly well researched account of what happened to school meals in Huntington, West Virginia—after Jamie Oliver left.
Surprise: They got better!
The subtitle explains why: “How an unassuming bureaucrat outsmarted Jamie Oliver and pulled off an honest-to-god miracle in one of America’s unhealthiest cities.”
--Marion Nestle





"He built a gleaming cooking center in a long-empty building downtown. He introduced a range of made-from-scratch school dishes—beefy nachos, tuna pasta bake with seven vegetables, rainbow salad with creamy dressing. And he did righteous battle with the unimaginative bureaucrats who seemed to want kids to keep eating the same sludge." --Jane Black, author of "Revenge of the Lunch Lady."  Read her HuffPost overview here.... 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Take Your Marks! Get Set! Grow!


English Shelling Peas



The American Farm Bureau Foundation is holding a First Peas to the Table contest again this year and it starts Feb 20!  

Grades K-5 compete in a pea growing contest using no more than 20 pea seeds (English shelling peas). 

Whichever class grows the most peas (in cups) by May 15 wins a visit from Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields!
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