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nutrition education in the cafeteria part II

18 May

Our cafeteria’s serve not only nutritious lunches, but also nutrition education! Along with our monthly table tops filled with recipes, healthy + seasonal eating tips and nutrition + wellness information for our children to read, we also integrate food labels into the cafeteria. Our labels depict how a certain ingredient grows in nature, along with allergen information (which is also indicated on our school-wide menus). We understand what it’s like to have children with food allergies, so we wanted to make it as easy as possible for our children to chose what to eat each day. They love reading our food labels, and have found them to be a useful tool that aids them during their lunch experience.

nutrition education in the cafeteria

7 May

As part of our mission to educate children on healthy eating, we offer all of our schools table tops that are placed in the cafeteria for children to read. Our monthly table tops cover a myriad of topics from nutrition + wellness information to recipes and seasonal eating tips. Check out our table for the month of May!

Sesame kale salad

4 Oct

Whenever kale makes its way onto our menu, eyebrows are raised. When we first served it, we walked around the cafeterias offering up a leaf sample (and they are cut small so we are talking about a tiny leaf trial) to anyone who would accept. Grudgingly they were received, followed by requests for proper servings. By the end of lunch, the kale was gone. There are few who debate about how delicious our sesame kale salad is. At long last, here is the recipe:

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

3/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup dark sesame oil

2 teaspoons smooth Dijon mustard

a pinch of salt (or to taste)

First make your dressing. Then wash your kale and cut out the stems. Stack the leaves and chop the kale into thin strips. Toss with your dressing and enjoy! This is a good recipe to make lots of – great for tonight’s dinner, and tomorrow’s lunch.