School Food Show

Come see us at the Food Show this Thursday, 3/20, between 6-9 pm! We’ll have samples of a smoothie made with Michigan-grown frozen blueberries, a presentation about the data we’ve gathered and our progress with Farm to School this year, as well as information about the farmers we’ve worked with this year.  You can evenContinue reading “School Food Show”

“I’m a wheat farmer on my iPad”… and other reactions from Dexter students.

Going into this month’s tasting events, we knew it wasn’t going to be a hard sell to get the students to enjoy what we were sampling.  With ingredients like fresh stoneground flour and blueberry jam, it’s kind of hard to go wrong.  Even with butter, sugar, and jam, this month’s featured Wholegrain Blueberry Bars areContinue reading ““I’m a wheat farmer on my iPad”… and other reactions from Dexter students.”

December Wrap-up: “Potatoes Are Majestic”

December’s Farm Fresh Food Day events happened in all 4 Dexter Elementary schools, and allowed students to sample locally grown, roasted potatoes seasoned with herbs grown in the Creekside school garden.  Students gave their reactions, including one survey decorated with the phrase “Potatoes Are Majestic”. The Food: The potatoes were from Tantre Farm and SunseedContinue reading “December Wrap-up: “Potatoes Are Majestic””

Dexter Farm to School Goes to the Capital!

In October, the Dexter Farm to School program was represented alongside Dexter Food and Nutrition’s team at Lunch on the Lawn in Lansing, and event attended by many state representatives and their staff to learn more about issues facing school nutrition across the state.  We were honored to be featured and found the event informativeContinue reading “Dexter Farm to School Goes to the Capital!”

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”