October 13, 2023
SCHOOL NUTRITION NEWSLETTER
message from the director
Strange having Friday the 13th this close to Halloween, but I do know that wrapping up National School Lunch Week was totally lucky for students. You fed more students than ever before and they seemed to really relate to the Level Up gaming theme! Thank you to those who have been sending pictures, I've included a special gallery. While the high school didn't do the Level Up promotion, they did spend the week sampling new products and getting student feedback. One thing we know for sure is the importance of our program to families, especially in times like these with extremely high food costs. I continue to dream that we will once again make meals free for all just like bus transportation is. No more stigma, no more hunger. Healthy school meals are proven to increase academic success, reduce absenteeism and lessen behavior problems.
Urge your members of Congress to co-sponsor the Universal School Meal Program Act of 2023 which would create a permanent nationwide Healthy School Meals for All program, increase reimbursement rates for school meals, end lunch shaming, reimburse schools for meal debt, provide incentives for local food procurement and expand summer meal access. Click https://p2a.co/zxswiij and spend only 10 seconds to send a message and show your support!
A. Pumpkins are fruit. They grow on a vine from a flower requiring pollination.
Q. What did the biggest pumpkin in the world weigh?
A. 2,749 pounds, a world record this year!
Q. How many pumpkin pies can you make with this giant gourd?
A. At least 687 pies!
World's Biggest Pumpkin Crowned At 50th Annual Competition - Videos from The Weather Channel
The world's biggest pumpkin weighed in at 2,749 pounds at the 50th Annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, beating the record set in 2021. - Videos from The Weather Channel | weather.com
Online Auction Coming
Documents for payroll and reimbursement must always be written and signed in pen. If a financial form is turned in written in pencil, the form will be returned with a request to redo it in pen.
Just a reminder that time off requests on True Time are to be sent to Ashley Bowman for approval. Laura Tharp should be added at the bottom to receive notification and you must tell your cafe manager. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Tharp for assistance.
Chocolate Milk Substitute
- They will continue to cease the production of strawberry milk.
- They will offer a shelf stable UHT (Ultra-High Temp) milk
- It will be delivered to you chilled along with your other milk
- The chocolate milk will come packaged in cardboard boxes (24 or 18 pack)
- You will need to retain milk crates to transfer chocolate milk into from the cardboard boxes for serving purposes if you so choose
- Even though the UHT milk has a much higher cost, DFA will continue to offer us our contracted bid prices for the replacement
- This replacement plan will begin approx. October 10th and run through the end of this calendar year
- This ONLY affects the 1% and skim chocolate milk. Whole, low fat and fat free white cartons will have no changes
MPLH September 2023
VHS Taste Tests the new Cubano Panini!
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK GALLERY
School Nutrition Association September/October 2023
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FS Tech, Heavilin, 4 hours *new*
FS Tech, BF Middle, 4.5 hours
FS Tech, Central, 4 hours
FS Tech, VHS, 4 hours *new*
October 16-17, 2023 Fall Break (No Work)
October 26-27, 2023 Half Days K-8 (Regular Work Days)
November 7, 2023 eLearning Day (Regular Work Day)
November 22-24, 2023 Thanksgiving Holiday (No Work)
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