Thursday, February 24, 2011

Auburn School District and CPPW grant

School Lunch Reflects Cultural Values – Cookus Interruptus has begun work on the CPPW (Communities Putting Prevention to Work) grant creating workshops to train school food service workers on the wonders of whole foods cooking. Cynthia Lair, of that project, discusses school lunch funding and comparisons to lunch programs in France in this blog entry.

News from Ferndale School District

Mountain View to offer Ferndale Fries as pilot farm-to-school program (Bellingham Herald Article)– “Students at Ferndale's Mountain View Elementary School will soon be treated to freshly baked potatoes from northwest Washington as part of their school lunch. On Jan. 27, the french fries and tater tots at the school are being exchanged for locally grown potato wedges, as part of a pilot farm-to-school project. ‘This is something that's good for the students and it's good for the local farmers,’ said Alex Singer, Ferndale School District's Food Program director. ‘We have students who may not have ever had french fries that weren't frozen before.’”