Laker Marketplace News
WHAT'S COOKIN' June 2016
Cinco De Mayo Fun!
Thank you to Jane Broberg and Bonnie Ohm at Twin Oaks for the beautiful job on the retirement tea and other various functions throughout the year that were held at that school as well.
Catering events have been a great way to connect with the rest of our district and promote our program. Most of the people we cater for do not eat in our cafeterias and are not aware of how great our program is. This is the perfect opportunity for us and I appreciate all the efforts to make it successful.
Team Members Needed for 2016-17
Looking Ahead to 2016-17
FOCUS ON FOOD
-Sourcing more local foods when possible. We will have periods through the year
that we will be getting produce from Wozupi Gardens in Shakopee MN
-Commercial food processors at all schools to process raw fruits and vegetables
more easily. There will be training at the Management Workshop in August.
-Strategically source higher quality products like whole muscle meats, cleaner labels, etc.
FOCUS ON EDUCATING STUDENTS ON NUTRITION
-"Try It Tuesday"-we will be highlighting specific foods (that might be new to students) and their nutrients on various Tuesdays throughout the year
-"Meatless Mondays"-vegetarian options available every Monday
FOCUS ON BREAKFAST
-Pilot breakfast carts at middle schools. Continue to promote breakfast at
FOCUS ON FUN!
-Continue theme days, lucky tray days, and promotions to create fun and increase
FOCUS ON SAFETY
-Looking at new ways to make food safety more consistent
FOCUS ON COMMUNICATION CUSTOMER SERVICE
-communication with parents and students is crucial-use social media, newletters and schoology
-Scanning labels into Nutrislice for special diets
-Connecting with students
-Other ways to get nutritional information in the cafeteria
-Promote bag lunch options for field trips