Farm to School Month Midwest Menu Webinar

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Are you interested in doing something special with your whole tray to celebrate Food Day during Farm to School Month this year? The Midwest Menu might be just what you are looking for! In the spirit of collective celebration, all schools across the Midwest are invited to serve a coordinated lunch tray featuring local and regional foods on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015.

Join this webinar to hear the stories of food service staff who participated last year—they will share advice and answer questions to help you plan your own local foods celebration.

Each tray should include a chicken item of your choice and an apple—locally or regionally procured if possible! Step two is to find a vegetable and whole grain side that showcase the bounty of your local area. A highlight of participation is having your students bite into their local apples at the same time for an enthusiastic Great Apple Crunch!

A project of the School Food FOCUS Upper Midwest Regional Learning Lab, the Midwest Menu is a great way to join forces with schools around the region to highlight your local and regional food efforts!

Speakers:

Vanessa Herald
Farm to School Specialist at the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, Wisconsin
Farm to School Great Lakes Regional Lead for the National Farm to School Network
Lead Partner for the School Food FOCUS Upper Midwest Regional Learning Lab

Sandy Huisman, RD, MS, LD
Director Food and Nutrition Management
Des Moines Public Schools, Iowa

Chad Elliott
Culinary Specialist
Decorah Community School District, Iowa

Melinda Maendele
Food Service Director
Norris Public School District, Nebraska