Food Service Production
Office of Food Service
450 E Fulton St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Joe Brown, Director of Food Service
Robin Chapman, Assistant Director of Food Service
Edith Murphy, Area Supervisor
Brenda Klein, Area Supervisor
Lynn Maistros, Area Supervisor
Liz Solomon, Area Supervisor
Jodena Beale, Food Service Supervisor
Jeannine Marcum, Dietitian
Chris Weatherholtz, Nutrition/Farm to School Coordinator K-12
In Memory of Les
Professional Learning Opportunities:
Please note: If you choose to attend a conference that is during school hours, you must fill out the Request to Attend Conference form; okay it through your principal; and your principal must pay for your sub coverage.
Grow Next Gen: Check out some of the programs and virtual field trips available through Grow Next Gen https://grownextgen.org/eventsmc_cid=1e81c3c50d&mc_eid=e58c1f5f34
OSU Extension Project Green Teacher: Many of our teachers have attended the classes for project green teacher and have only positive things to say about the experience! The next session will take place one night a week from January to March 2020. You can watch for details at franklin.osu.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another Successful Great Lakes Apple Crunch!
This year's Apple Crunch event was hosted by Leawood Elementary. The students read books, created posters and graphs, and came to the event dressed for success! They were ready to share their research about Ohio apples! (See video above). Other CCS schools registered for Ohio, participated, and shared some of their work with us as well! Thank you to all who did participate!
Leawood staff and students had a great time!
(See students in video above.)
Here are the results so far.
Fairmoor Celebrates and Learns About Apple Crunch Day!
Angelia Kipfer at Fairmoor ES shared pictures of students crunching and learning!
Thank you Scott's Miracle-Gro Foundation!
The Gardens Continue to Grow at CCS
Our teachers are providing so many wonderful learning opportunities around the district, and we want to share a few in each of our newsletters. Here are the items for this edition:
- Last spring, Georgian Heights teacher leader, Victoria Johnson, started a garden club and was shocked when 150 students joined. This year they started right at the beginning of the school year with 5th graders and what a great time they had! Here they are predicting how many marigold seeds they would find in a bud and then counting and planting.
Special Thanks to OSU Student Volunteers!
Growing Junior Master Gardeners
- Devonshire and Parkmoor are participating in a pilot program that will certify their students as Junior Master Gardeners! Teachers, Katie Young and Cheryl Burnett are working with Master Gardeners, Debbie Farynowski and Joe Lansing to implement the Junior Master Gardener program. The students are so excited! We will share more information as the year progresses.
Congratulations to Our Own Northland High School Award Winner, Daniel Wooden!
CCS Students Continue to Save the Planet!
Turning Over a New Leaf: Students Lead the Way to a Green Take Over
- Maize, Ecole Kenwood, Lindbergh and Devonshire will continue to implement the student green team initiative. The students are leading the way to show the students how to recycle and compost using vermicomposting. This initiative will also have content integration learning with classroom visits from Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation, Franklin Park Conservatory and SWACO! We are so excited to work with our partners again this year!
Soil Lesson from Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation
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Worm Lesson from Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Composting Resources to help you get started at your school
Composting Videos: Click to Get the List
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Our Students
The DoD (Department of Defense), through the USDA offers schools the ability to use part of their annual entitlement dollars for fresh produce that may not otherwise be an affordable option.
This program allows Columbus City Schools to introduce and provide less common fresh fruits and vegetables to students, such as kiwi, melons, strawberries, blueberries, special salad mixes, and grapes. So far this year, these funds have allowed us to purchase 37,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables!
Imagine children talking quietly among themselves, enjoying their meal in a calm, clean lunchroom, but how do you get that?
The CCS Food Service office created a lunchroom toolkit to influence a positive environment and promote school culture. We have included interactive “Attention Getting Signals” to help monitors gain and keep students’ attention. With various cafeteria promotions including Rainbow Plate, Reduce the Rubbish Challenge, and Nutritious Turn and Talk, we hope to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and nutrition knowledge. Included are student cafeteria helper tasks to involve the kids in creating a clean area and encouraging their peers to do the same. What else can we do? Noise level parameters can help enforce a calm environment to provide the best lunchtime experience.
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A mini version of your favorite guilty pleasure!
- Bagel of choice
- Favorite pizza sauce
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Desired toppings
1. Preheat oven to 350°F
2. Spray or grease a baking sheet
3. Place bagel halves, cut side up, onto the baking sheet
4. Spread a layer of pizza sauce over the bagel halves
5. Top with mozzarella cheese
6. Top with desired toppings or additional spices
7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, then broil for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has browned