Students at J. E. Hobbs Elementary School enjoyed roasted fresh corn at school. Dady's Roasted Sweet Corn from Westville, Florida was on campus April 4th roasting fresh corn which the students enjoyed during their physical education class. Displays of the benefit of fresh vegetables in the diet were also provided. This was made possible through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) sponsored by USDA through the Child Nutrition Program.
The intent of the FFVP is to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables which will make a difference in our children’s eating habits. Through the exposure to a variety of fruits and vegetables combined with nutrition education, students are learning the health benefits of choosing fruits and vegetables as tasty alternatives to snacks high in fat, sugar, or salt.
Chef Dan Turro, Alto-Shaam
Chef Dan Turro with Alto-Shaam was the presentor for the Child Nutrition Professional Development on August 6, 2009. Chef Dan demonstrated how to produce healthy and delicious school meals by preparing a sampling of popular school lunch items in the combi-oven. The staff witnessed how this one piece of equipment can be used to reheat foods, roast, bake, steam and “oven fry”. Topics of interest included reducing production costs, reducing stress in the kitchen, increasing the consistency of food and simplifying HACCP.
Thank you Chef Dan for a very memorable in-service day!
Wilcox County Child Nutrition employees receive ServSafe Certification. Pictured from left to right are Lula Naveed, Wynette Shine, Rose Miller, Jackie Robinson, Wanda Booker, Theresa Miller and Sadie Thomas. Congratulations for a job well done!
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Left to Right: Clara Pettway and Gwendolyn Marsh.
Congratulations for a job well done!