October is National Farm to School Month!

In recognition of this we are partnering with Dexter Food and Nutrition to bring several garden to cafeteria offerings to all 6 DCS cafeterias.  Watch for yummy offerings of fresh garden salsa, watermelon cubes, kale salad, roasted acorn squash, and roasted root vegetables all grown in the Sullivan Memorial Garden and Creekside Kitchen Garden.  ToContinue reading “October is National Farm to School Month!”

Creekside students get “Crunchy!”

    This week Creekside Lifetime Fitness students with the help of their teachers Mrs. Meyerhoff and Mrs. Livingston made healthy granola.  During the lesson, they learned about incorporating different food groups like whole grains, fruits and proteins into delicious breakfast and snack options.  The students made both a dairy and dairy-free granola with ingredientsContinue reading “Creekside students get “Crunchy!””

Take Action: Bake Sale Bill in Progress

If you are interested in seeing healthier food in schools, you may want to tell your legislators what you think about State Senate Bill (SB) 139, which has already passed the State Senate, and is being considered by the State House of Representatives Education Committee. To review the full text of the bill, as wellContinue reading “Take Action: Bake Sale Bill in Progress”

Wellness Policy Discussion

Yesterday, a small group of stakeholders representing a number of perspectives met to discuss our visions for the Wellness Policy and tossed around some thoughts on possible changes in school food and opportunities for movement during the school day. There were seven people in attendance and we had a great discussion, the general transcript ofContinue reading “Wellness Policy Discussion”

“It tasted a little weird” and other student responses

We knew going into the April Farm Fresh Food Days that wheat berry salad was going to be a hard sell.  So we dressed up the wheat berries with a sweet, tangy dressing and added some MI-grown dried cranberries to the mix to sweeten the deal.  Check out the recipe here. For the majority ofContinue reading ““It tasted a little weird” and other student responses”