School Lunch Hero Day

On Friday, May 5, 2017, we will celebrate the 5th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

Our Nutrition Services Department  donated  a set of Lunch Lady books by Jarrett J. Krosoczkato to each elementary school in the district.  This book series portrays school nutrition employees acting as superheroes. Krosoczkato’s project, School Lunch Hero Day, reveals how cafeteria staff provide more than just food, and illustrates how powerful a heartfelt thank you can be.

Our elementary school Cafeteria managers presented the Lunch Lady book set to the school Librarians. Pictured left to right: Shelley Couveau and Melise Graham from Lewis and Clark Elementary; Dena Kappler and Margaret Dellaripa from Madison Elementary; Tara Hoskins and Jillian Hupp-Polla from Bowling Green Elementary.

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Interesting historical events that occurred on Valentine’s Day:

  •  Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous state to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912
  •  On February 14, 1929, Alexander Fleming introduced his mold by-product called penicillin to cure bacterial infections.
  • Alexander Graham Bell filed an application for a patent for the telephone on February 14, 1876.



Taste Test

Last week we had representatives from Schwan’s Food Service visit to do a taste test of  new varieties of Big Daddy’s Pizza.  High school students had an opportunity to sample Big Daddy’s 4 cheese, buffalo chicken and pepperoni pizzas. Students completed surveys and the results indicate that the buffalo chicken pizza was the favorite.

Thank you to April Tennien and Jason Bloch for taking time to visit Caroline High School to set up this taste test!




National School Lunch Week

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To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, we will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 10-14, 2016. The theme, “Show Your Spirit” is all about getting parents, students and school officials to show their spirit for school lunch.

School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium. National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program, and the appealing choices we offer.

The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students during the school week.  The program, which has been serving the nation’s children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards which includes offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole-grain rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.

Parents and students can follow the fun via the hashtag #NSLW16. For more information about National School Lunch Week, visit