VDOE-SNP Summer Mangers Workshop

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

Food for Thought

As a parent or caregiver, you are the leader of your family. To have a healthy family you have to lead them in healthy ways. And you can’t lead your family to be healthier if you aren’t healthy yourself. This means you must be dedicated to including exercise and healthy eating habits in your daily life and making sure you give your children the opportunity to see you staying committed to those healthy choices. The example you set today will remain with your kids for a lifetime.

Taste Test

We would like to thank Tracye from Rich’s for spending the morning at Caroline High School demonstrating a recipe using their new dough product. The students were given the opportunity to try out the product and they  raved about how good the strudel samples tasted.

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.