I have loved food for as long as I can remember. Growing up, lunch was always my favorite period at school. My passion for food is the reason why I love to encourage people to grow their own food, and to share the benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables with my...

Just as the mighty oak starts with a seedling...

5 Steps to Starting a School Garden

Many schools have found ways to cultivate opportunities for hands-on science, history and language arts in their outdoor classrooms. Does your school currently have a school garden or ar...

Thank you for your contribution on behalf of the Southern California School Nutrition Association-Chapter 1! At our November 30, 2018 SCSNA chapter meeting, we gathered $2,085.00 in gift cards and cash to donate to the Food Service employees of the Paradise Unified Sch...

Since the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010, many school districts have experienced a drastic increase in both fruit and vegetable consumption and waste. In an effort to decrease food waste and food cost, the USDA provided guidance on the use of Share Tables for Ch...

November 16, 2018

For the 7th consecutive year, “The Fit Foodie” Mareya Ibrahim serves up the top 7 healthy food and beverage trends like a master chef.


1) ADAPTOGEN ADD-ONS
Traditional herbs, roots and plants like holy basil, ginseng, maca, rhodiola, mushrooms and spirulina stabilize c...

August 3, 2018

Lights, camera, action!

This spring, national nonprofit No Kid Hungry visited the El Monte City School District (EMCSD) to produce a video on its Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) Program. The EMCSD BIC program is a universal free breakfast program that has been serving...

Summer is a time for meeting new friends, catching up with old friends, and learning new skills. The SoCal Professional Development Summer Workshop welcomed more than 300 attendees to the Southern California Energy Resource Center in Downey. Dr. Robert Lewis led his Pr...

From July 8th to 13th over 7,000 school nutrition professionals from all over the nation met in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Convention Center. As a first timer attending this conference I was so impressed with how big of a production it was! Oprah’s bestie, Gayle King wa...

LOS ANGELES, California – (March 6th, 2018): When is the last time you ate a banana peel? If you’re thinking that’s just for monkeys, think again. In the U.S. alone, we eat more than 3.2 billion pounds of bananas each year – that’s 304 bananas every second – and the di...

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