Columbus City Schools 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
Brenda Klein, Area Supervisor
Lynn Maistros, Area Supervisor
Irish Dorris, Area Supervisor
Cathy Jones, Area Supervisor
Jodena Beale, Food Service Supervisor
Jeannine Marcum, Dietitian
Sean Rogers, Food Service Production Supervisor
Chris Weatherholtz, Nutrition/Farm to School Coordinator K-12
Congratulations to Our Own Award Winning Assistant Director, Robin Chapman!
The Ohio School Board Association Central Region recognizes Robin Chapman as this year's recipient of the Exemplary School Employee Award!
Meet The New Members of Our Leadership Team
Helena Teta Howe
Helena is a graduate of CCS! She shared that CCS was her alma mater from Kindergarten through high school. She went on to graduate from Columbus State Community College with an Associates of Arts in Linguistics. She is aspiring to be a Speech-Language Pathologist with an interest in Marketing. Helena shared that she is newly married, recently bought her first house and also her first puppy! Her spirit of excitement and enthusiasm for her new position is contagious and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome her to the team.
CCS Starts the Year Off Right and Healthy!
Great Lakes Apple Crunch Event is Nearly The Apples Will Be Provided for Lunch!
Ohio Apple Crunchers have won the Crunch the past three years! And we are planning to keep our Ohio winning streak going!
Worried you can't do it at 12:00 on the 14th? No Problem! Crunch anytime in October and it still counts! Here is how you can sign up to help Ohio win.
🍎 Get Ready To Crunch!
Looking for a fun way to support farm-to-school, Ohio farmers, and resilient communities? Register for the eighth annual Great Lakes Apple Crunch this October! Crunch into local apples at noon on Thursday, October 14th at schools, early care sites, colleges, and hospitals across Ohio (and the region) to celebrate Farm to School Month and local food in cafeterias. Everyone is invited to Crunch! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y1By_ZbNBWvKT1sLYoeHECPi41x-YsLig02kEIoLVnc/edit
It’s simple and easy to participate because our whole district is registered! All you have to do is let your students know and look for your apple crunch stickers being delivered to the cafeteria managers. or you can register here to get the Crunch Guide with tools to find local apples, tasty apple recipes, and social media tips. For teachers, the Crunch Guide also includes student lesson plans listed by age group.
Share your Apple Crunch with us! Take a photo or video and share it by email to email@example.com or to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtags #GreatAppleCrunch, #OHAppleCrunch, #F2SMonth, #OHLittleCrunchers, and #OneMillionCrunches!
See some of our participants from previous years in the pictures above!
Professional Learning Opportunities and Resources
SWACO Bulletin for Recycle and Waste Reduction Information:
This website has informative webinars for both personal and educational use. It includes data about waste in our area that can be used as springboards for discussions, research or writing.
Franklin Park Conservatory Virtual Field Trips: https://www.fpconservatory.org/education-programs/school-programs/
This website will help you get more information about the amazing field trips being offered for a small fee from FPC. Some of our teachers have invested in these and loved them! I have had the opportunity to observe them in action and was very impressed with the engagement of the students!
Free! A School Garden/Kid Friendly Recipe Manual and Take Home Materials from USDA:
This manual is an incredible document that shares several kid-friendly recipes with step-by-step directions, including picture directions, hand washing directions, student sheets and writing prompts after creating the dishes! Take 4 minutes to scroll through and I am sure you will love it! This summer I took the opportunity to order these materials. All of it was free and delivered to my home for free. I received 40 copies of each magazine, an activity guide with helpful posters and student sheets, and there are videos for each of the recipes on the website! Such a great classroom tool even if you need to go asynchronous!
For Our Garden Teachers: CCS PDS Course, Farm to School Teacher Workshop and Focus Group Sessions
If you have a school garden and participate in the CCS Farm to School Initiative, here is a wonderful opportunity to have your voice heard and receive a $50 Amazon gift certificate! Sign up for one of the eight dates to come to the focus group discussion being held from September 29th to October 21st. There are several dates to choose from. The hours are from 4:30-6:30. Part of the session will be training on the indoor grow labs and you will receive free aeroponics grow kit and a LED light grow station kit. Sign up in the CCS PDS using the title, Farm to School Teacher Workshop and Focus Group Sessions
Or click on the flyer here for more information.
Check Out These OSU Extention Services That Can Support Your Good Work!
OSU Extention 4H Garden Conference October 22nd!
Franklin County College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences:
Gardening is a great activity that can be done with the family while we are keeping a social distance that provides not only health and wellness but a source of fresh, local produce. Growing Franklin from OSU Extension, Franklin County can assist you with your backyard growing or community and school gardening knowledge. Some recent website posts:
- Growing Franklin - Website content on local food production.
- Year in Growing - a full year curriculum of growing in all seasons.
- Raised Beds - getting started with raised beds at your school
- Seed Starting - for in-classroom seed starting to engage students.
- August FAST Update in the Community Garden - what is happening right now in the garden
- September FAST Update in the Community Garden- What is now going on in the garden
- OSU Extension Franklin County YouTube channel -tons of fun videos on gardening and cooking.
OSU Ext. EFNEP (Extended Food and Nutrition Education Program) Available to Come to Your Classroom
Check Out One of Our Own Garden Experts!
Meet Our New Intern
Prior to accepting an internship with Utah State University, Angel completed her bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition Dietetics at The Ohio State University, graduating in 2020. The degree she earned allowed her to take a position with the City of Columbus WIC program as a dietetic technician to bring nutrition education to moms, infants, and children in the community. She worked in the Linden WIC office for most of her time there and grew a deep passion for working in the community. Angel has also had experience working with Local Matters in their Growing Matters program as a lead intern helping to plant community gardens around the city at schools, recreation centers, and daycares.
Angel hopes to be finished with her internship in April 2022 and working as a dietitian soon after!