Virginia Farm to School Week is October 2-6, 2017 which coincides with National Farm to School Month. This year, we are encouraged to “Make some Noise for Virginia Farm to School Programs” to recognize the importance of these programs in improving child nutrition, supporting local economies, and educating students about the origins of food. Here in Caroline County we celebrate by featuring locally-procured foods on our menus, hosting contests, inviting guest farmers to classrooms and cafeterias, and engaging in other related educational activities.
On October 4 at 10:00 a.m., schools were encouraged to show their support for Virginia Farm to School efforts by participating in the Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth, an event where all participants simultaneously take a bite out of a locally-grown apple.
Caroline was happy to host the Summer Workshop for food service managers in region 3. Suzie Kollaja and other representatives from Virginia Department of Education provided hands on and classroom training as part of our continuing professional development.
From left to right:
- Suzie Kollaja, Region 3 Specialist
- Chantel Hamilton, Training Assistant
- Sara Silvernail, Region 7 Specialist
- Stephanie Hodges, No Kid Hungry
- Ashby Harvanek, Training Assistant
- Ron Walters, Training Assistant