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
Jodena Beale, Food Service Supervisor
Jeannine Marcum, Dietitian
Sean Rogers, Warehouse Supervisor
Chris Weatherholtz, Nutrition/Farm to School Coordinator K-12
Professional Learning Opportunities
A School Garden/Kid Friendly Recipe Manual 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!
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.
PAST STEM Activities for Home: https://tinyurl.com/y5rz7vr5
This website includes dozens of STEM activities with directions, student challenge sheets, and even videos. This is a wonderful resource for reading, research and product activity ideas for remote learning.
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 Resources and Activities from Franklin County Soil and Water District:
Don't forget about the free resources you can access with this link that will take teachers to the resources on our webpage, the educator's bibliography (Linda Pettit), the outdoor resource list, and the resources for creating online lessons.
National Center for Agriculture Literacy: January's Featured Resources
Identify characteristics of the four seasons of the year, the causes of seasons, and observe the effects of changing seasons on a farm.
Investigate the importance of wool in colonial America, discover how wool is processed, and learn to spin, weave, and dye wool.
Observe the anatomical structures of flowers, explain a flower's role in plant growth and reproduction, and discover the flower's connection to our food supply.
Discover the factors that affect a country's ability to produce their own food and explore how food expenses differ throughout the world.
Recognizing Our Heroes Who Continue to Serve Our Families
We, the food service staff at Sullivant Elementary, want to give a big SHOUT OUT to our Security officer Mr. Brown.
Mr. Brown is our Guardian Angel! Mr. Brown watches over us every day, especially on Wednesday!
Wednesday night we pass out meal boxes until 7 pm and Mr. Brown makes sure we all get into our vehicles and drive away in the dark before he calls it a night! Mr. Brown is always there to "lend a hand" when we get busy on Wednesdays. Mr. Brown is our Guardian Angel who always goes "above and beyond" his job as our security officer! We appreciate all he does!
Columbus Global Academy
We had the opportunity to visit with the staff at Columbus Global Academy to talk about how their school has adjusted to the current meal pack distribution method. Overall, cafeteria manager Nancy Nyugen feels that the weekly distribution is going well at her school, except that the staff misses getting to see and interact with their students. Columbus Global provides about 500 meal packs per week for students and community members. They are glad to still see new faces on a weekly basis from families who did not know about the meal packs or were previously unable to come to the pickup times. Recently, families were given the option to choose between a fresh meal pack that contains items that need refrigerated or a shelf-stable meal pack. The families in this community seem to be appreciating the variety that they have with these options. Nyugen likes the once-weekly pickup on Wednesdays because it keeps families from having to go out in the cold every day if they can help it. It also makes it easier on families that have difficulty getting to the pick-up times due to time or transportation restraints.
The staff has continued to strive to support the community of Columbus Global throughout the pandemic. In October, they hosted an outdoor and socially-distanced candy giveaway event where students could dress up for Halloween to receive candy. Through their own generosity and donations from friends and family, the staff was also able to provide Thanksgiving food for families and collect toys & games to give away for Christmas. Families have shown their appreciation with cards, letters, and posters for the staff members.
Thanks for your hard work and commitment to serving our community, Columbus Global!
Take Home Gardens Still Growing and Your Students Can Join the Fun!
We have ordered more of the kits and if you are interested in sharing them with your students, reach out to us at Food Service Farm to School, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Hill's Indianola K-1 Classroom "Growing" in Writing!
Katie Young at Devonshire Shares her Pictures, Power Point and Video
Almost Time for Spring Gardens
If you do not have a school garden, but would like to, please contact Chris Weatherholtz at email@example.com and I will be happy to help you get started!
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Kid Friendly Recipe: Pizza Chips
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp garlic powder
1/3 c mini pepperoni slices
salt to taste
pepper to taste
marinara sauce to serve
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. In medium-sized mixing bowl, combine mozzarella cheese, basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
3. Spoon cheese mixture into a greased mini muffin tin. Top with pepperoni.
4. Bake for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are slightly brown.
5. Cool for 10 minutes.
6. Serve with marinara sauce.
Watch the recipe here: https://tasty.co/recipe/pizza-chips