'How to Bring Your Classroom Into The Cafeteria'
Engage your cafeteria as an extension of the classroom: Tips, advice and examples of how to work with your Food Service Director to reinforce lessons from your classroom.
There is value in collaborating with your school nutrition program to improve menu choices, meal sales and ultimately the number of students making healthy choices in the school cafeteria and maybe at home as well. Work with your FS Director to coordinate your classroom lessons to generate excitement and help kids put their knowledge into action in the lunch line.
Mini-Workshop Session (activity should be easily demonstrated in 20 minutes and will be repeated 3 times on Friday)
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|Biosketch:||Ron Adams is a consultant for the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine focused on education and promotion for the public school nutrition programs nationwide. Ron was a food service director in public schools and childcare for over 24 years culminating as director of Portland Public Schools overseeing 16 kitchens serving 5,500 meals daily. Under his leadership, Portland Schools spent approximately 35 percent of its food budget on local foods in 2015 including fruits, vegetables, beef, chicken, fish and value added products from regional producers. He is a member of the School Nutrition Association as a credentialed School Nutrition Specialist and is an advocate for the farm to institute movement and food security. He is a co-founder of the board at Full Plates, Full Potential an organization dedicated to eliminating student hunger in Maine. He also is a co-founder and chief operations officer of the Maine Farm and Sea Cooperative.|
|Organization/Affiliation:||Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine|