March 17, 2023
SCHOOL NUTRITION NEWSLETTER
message from the director
Today is St. Patrick's Day, a time when many people are Irish for at least a few hours. Food is always the central part of any celebration and one traditional, easy to make recipe that is sure to impress is authentic Irish Soda Bread. It takes just a handful of ingredients and instructions from County Cork's Ballymaloe Cookery School in the video below with no kneading or rising. Even though the Irish don't raise their breads, they do raise their glasses with the toast, "Slàinte Mhaith (pronounced Slanj-a-va), which translates to "good health." Food and health are inextricably linked in all cultures. When you expose and encourage children to try new foods as part of your promotions, you are teaching and making a big impact. Remember, for many students, lunch is the central part of their day.
Use the right pan for the job
Field Trips 101
IDOE Field Trip Meals
Meals sent on field trips must meet the meal pattern requirements. Each component, including milk, must be provided in the daily minimum serving size. Field trip meals must be documented on the daily production record.
Meal Counting and Claiming
Meals must be counted at the point of service. Students can go through the line before the regular meal service time to pick up their meal and be counted. If students do not pick up the meal before leaving, complete meals must be sent and a meal count sheet must be completed by field trip staff.
- Field trip staff counting meals should be trained on correct meal count procedures including civil rights.
- If not operating Offer versus Serve (OVS), all components must be taken before the meal is counted for reimbursement.
VHS dish machine obituary
Transition to Teaching
In 2022, eighteen severe climate disasters exacted a toll with economic losses estimated at $165 billion (see map below). Additional losses of crop and rangeland from natural disasters including drought, floods, hail, hurricanes, tornados, wildfires and winter storms were more than $21 billion and more than half of that wasn’t covered through Risk Management Agency programs (crop insurance). The sad part is these estimates from American Farm Bureau Federation don’t even include infrastructure damage, loss of livestock, horticulture, or timber losses.
Salinas Valley Flood Update
Non-employees can apply by completing an online application as an External Applicant here: https://www.applitrack.com/valpo/onlineapp/
FS Tech, TJM, 4 hours
FS Tech, SELF, 5.5 hours
FS Tech, VHS, 6 hours
FS Tech, Flint Lake, 4 hours
March 27-31, 2023 - Spring Break, No School (No Work)
April 7, 2023 - Half Day K-12 (Regular Work Day)
April 10, 2023 - No School (No Work Day unless used as Weather Make Up Day)
May 25, 2023 - Half Day K-12 (Regular Work Day), Last Day of School
May 26, 2023 - Regular Work Day, Close Kitchens
May 30, 2023 - Summer School Begins
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