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Eat Cleaner launches an “a-peel-ing” campaign to minimize food waste and boost nutrition

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 discarded peels add an extra 780 million pounds to our landfills. That’s the weight of 1,300 jumbo jets in banana peels! And all of this waste wreaks havoc on our environment and our health, emissions, and we miss huge health and culinary benefits by tossing them away. Decomposing produce is one of the leading causes of harmful methane gas. That’s why today, eatCleaner® announced the launch of a seven-day “Save The Peels” challe

Palos Verdes Peninsula teen chef to compete in New York meatball competition

Holden Dahlerbruch, a high schooler from Rancho Palos Verdes, is set to compete in a meatball competition in New York, once again against adult professional chefs. (File Photo) PUBLISHED: March 4, 2018 at 12:47 pm | UPDATED: March 5, 2018 at 6:29 pm Turkey meatballs can be a tough dish to conquer. If the ingredients, measurements, cook time and temperature aren’t just right, the meatballs turn out dry and flavorless and the whole meal just becomes difficult to enjoy. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says teen chef Holden Dahlerbruch, whose recipe for Turkey Herb Meatballs was created with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District lunch menu in mind. Dahlerbruch adhered to all the

Relationship Marketing in Practice

Christina Lin, MS, RD Director, Food Services Palos Verdes Peninsula USD I was pleasantly surprised to open the principal’s weekly update from my sons’ school, Peninsula High, and see a mention of a new pizza product on the school lunch menu. This is among notices of sport wins, academic scholarships, robotic team projects, and musicals. School lunch pizza made a headline! Christina Lin, Director at Palos Verdes Peninsula is making those connections within her District. A few months later I noticed another school food mention (in a positive tone). I asked Christina what she has been doing for outreach, as the students and principals themselves are marketing her menu items for her. Here a