Take A Bow Nutrition Services Staff Presented by Jean Ronnei October 2, 2012
Challenges Faced • Major Menu Overhaul • PIN Numbers at Breakfast • Lightening Slow (or stopped) Computers • Water Everywhere • Upgrades? Who wants ‘em! • 60+ vacancies • Trucks and fridges overflowing with produce
Facebook Tells The Story Kathy Ward Yeah for a healthy Minnesota! Allison Gray Teetsel wow...this lunch looks far superior to most cafeteria fare I've seen locally (both in hospitals AND schools). Loving the presence of fresh, LOCAL produce! Amy Bryant Love the changes you're making! Keep up the great work. This looks a whole lot different than the lunches I used to eat.
Facebook Tells The Story USDAWhat a beautiful example of how the school day just got healthier! Barbara Russum I could eat that every day! Jerolyn Page If kids would eat like this from birth, there would not be an obesity epidemic! Anne Olson My mouth is watering. Students in St Paul are lucky to have such tasty and healthy selections! AafbHawc Wow! My kids School lunch is good but this is amazing!
Unsolicited Feedback My daughter is a kindergartner at Benjamin Mays and I wanted to let you know that one of the highlights of the evening is hearing what the snack was in the afternoon, and what fruits and vegetables she was able to choose at lunch and breakfast. Yesterday, she was very excited to report getting mangoes(!), strawberries, and grapes! Thanks for your extra efforts to provide such healthy and tasty food to kids. I work at Children’s and will continue to suggest that our food service look at your work to give kids better choices. I didn’t see an email address for the Ben Mays nutrition services staff, but please feel free to forward the appreciation! Thanks! Rebecca W
Unsolicited Feedback Hey Jim, This isn’t about an individual person (probably more like a group of people that I don’t know very well , but I wanted to mention how impressed I am at the lunch menu offered there at Horace Mann and across the district. I’m pleasantly surprised that our kids are getting fed so many fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. There is more and more evidence about how incredible these foods are for our health (here’s a pretty good summary, if you’re in to that sort of thing ), but it seems like the general public is only beginning to catch on. St. Paul schools though, seem to be leading the charge in a very meaningful way. And along those lines, I thought this article was a nice endorsement of the free breakfast program. Go St. Paul Schools! Drew
Data Backs Up The Great Work Media Attention Kare 11, KSTP, MPR, CNN, WCCO, Star Trib, Pioneer Press, Facebook Participation ElemMiddleHSOverall(thru Sept 24) Breakfast - 7% -11% +3% -5% Lunch -0- -4% -1% -1% Spreading the Word PAC’s at NC, Open Houses, SSSC Events, Principal Meeting, Wellness Champions