Monday, September 26, 2011

School Food Focus highlights the Farm-to-School efforts of Seattle Public Schools

With the help of strong partnerships, Wendy Weyer serves up fresh, new foods in Seattle Public Schools

“You never serve anything fresh, or anything from Washington!”

That’s the criticism Wendy Weyer, Interim Director of Nutrition Services at Seattle Public Schools (SPS), has heard from parents and members of the community many times before. Fortunately, they’re wrong: “We realized we had to toot our own horn a bit” when it came to local and regional sourcing of fresh fruits and vegetables, she says. “Now we make it very clear that we are thoughtful about this. As long as it’s financially possible and we can get the volume we need, we do serve a lot of fresh, Washington-grown food in our schools.”

Read more here.