Creekside Garden and Kitchen Acitivites

Recently, Creekside Intermediate school’s students have enjoyed lessons in the kitchen classroom and garden with the School Garden Coordinator and Farm to School Coordinator. Students in Lifetime Fitness classes got an opportunity to explore an aspect of their core curriculum in an experiential manner with the School Garden Coordinator.  Students made granola during a lessonContinue reading “Creekside Garden and Kitchen Acitivites”

Communicating with Stakeholders in Dexter Schools’ Food and Nutrition

Dexter Community Schools’ Food and Nutrition Team have been working to source more healthy and local foods whenever possible. This video features an interview with Margee Faber speaking about how Food and Nutrition staff are working to constantly improve and how they communicate with the School Board and with parents about that work. In theContinue reading “Communicating with Stakeholders in Dexter Schools’ Food and Nutrition”

Farm Fresh Food Days: First Success

Our first Farm Fresh Food Days tasting went swimmingly!  On our very first day of the tasting, we had some coverage from local news at Cornerstone Elementary.  You can see the resulting article and photos HERE. This month, tastings of Cherry Tomatoes and Basil from local farms and our school gardens happened at Cornerstone, Bates,Continue reading “Farm Fresh Food Days: First Success”

Farm Fresh Food Days

Our Farm to School Coordinator is working with Dexter Food and Nutrition Services and local farmers to sample foods grown on local farms in Dexter cafeterias during lunch.  These tastings will be once per month and will feature a fresh, seasonal food that students can try in a safe, fun environment.  See the flyer here:Continue reading “Farm Fresh Food Days”

Past, Present, and Future

This is our first post, but is by far, not our first action in creating a healthier, more locally connected food and wellness culture in Dexter Community Schools.  Here’s a sampling of what teachers, food service staff, parents, and community members have been up to in the past few years and what we hope toContinue reading “Past, Present, and Future”

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