At Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD), Director of Nutrition Jody Buckle, District Nutritionist Pamela Liuzzo and their hardworking staff have been implementing nutritious, whole-grain-rich meals at the schools in their district for years.
At Cypress School District, Director of Child Nutrition Parisa Shukla, MDA, RD, SNS and her excellent staff have been providing a wide variety of 100 percent whole-grain rich meals to students for over four years. With a 40 percent increase in lunch participation since the start of the pandemic, even more students can enjoy nutrient dense, delicious meals at school every day.
At Cabell County Schools, Foodservice Director Travis Austin and Coordinator of Cooks and Cafeteria Support Mary Cook recognize that offering healthy, delicious meals to students takes time, training, and a dedicated workforce.
At Morgan Hill Unified School District, Michael Jochner, Director of Student Nutrition, and his hardworking staff are elevating school meals. Jochner brings elements of his culinary background to the job. With 13 schools in his district, Jochner approaches each cafeteria as its own restaurant, and the students as his guests.
This Black-owned organization uses multisectoral partnerships to help students establish healthy eating habits by serving nutritious, culturally relevant meals that meet the school meal nutrition standards.
At Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Directorof Food & Nutrition Services Kat Soltanmorad, RDN, leads a team of full-time staff dedicated to scratch
cooking delicious meals for students. Meals are made with 100 percent whole grains (when available), meet the USDA sodium reduction target 2, and are limited in added sugars.
A letter from members of Congress and supporting organizations urging the President to issue an Executive Order to require implementation of food service guidelines across all federally owned and operated facilities and to establish a timeline and process for implementing comprehensive, values-driven food procurement standards for federal agencies.