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Paradise Unified School District – Camp Fire – Donation Results

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 School District, recent fire victims. The Camp Fire is cited as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to date. We were able to deliver our donation before Christmas and your generosity was greatly appreciated. I had the opportunity to talk to Tanya Harter, Director of Paradise USD Food Service Department on December 7 and she shared the following information in our conversation: In the town of Paradise,

SHARE TABLES: Keeping Students Fed and Reducing Waste

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 Child Nutrition Programs (CNPs). Share Tables are intended to provide a designated place where students can put food items from the School Nutrition meals they do not wish to consume, allowing other students to take the unwanted items at no cost. It provides more food to hungry students while simultaneously incorporating waste reduction strategies. Additionally, Child Nutrition Programs may recycle food or beverages for their ow