Tag Archives: food hero

What Will the School Lunch of the Future Look Like?

Quinoa, kale, Brussels sprouts, tamales, green smoothies. These are all foods you might find in a trendy restaurant … or on a lunch tray in your local school cafeteria. School lunches are fast overcoming their stereotypical reputation as bland and uninspired through some creativity and innovation by school nutrition professionals. On this National School Lunch Week, let’s take a look

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How We Celebrated June Dairy Month

Since 1937, June has been designated as a special month to celebrate milk and all things dairy. National Dairy Month is an annual tradition that recognizes the contributions the dairy industry has made to health and happiness around the world. Oregon has a lot to celebrate, and what better way to kick things off than World Milk Day? After all,

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Students Connect with School Nutrition Professionals (VIDEO)

When students from Armand Larive Middle School attended a Culinary Workshop in Umatilla, hosted by Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, they saw their school nutrition professionals in action. This post debuts a great new video they created to share their experience. The Culinary Workshop is one of six regional workshops offered to school nutrition

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White Chicken Chili

Try this delicious, hearty chili on a cold, wintery day or any day. Serves 8     Dietitian’s Tip: To help you meet your DASH daily goals, here are suggestions for foods to eat with this hearty chili: Whole grain crackers or a slice of whole grain bread Salad with leafy greens, carrots, cucumbers, and a sprinkle of nuts and a

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Grant Helps Hermiston School Connect Technology, Nutrition

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Fuel Up to Play 60 grant funding provided by local dairy farmers is making a difference in Oregon schools. Armand Larive Middle School in Hermiston received a grant of $3,555 to purchase a computer, accessories and software for video production. The new computer equipment enables students to make Food Hero time lapse recipe videos to help educate students on healthy

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School Culinary Trainings Spice Up the Menu

Culinary Trainings with Garrett Berdan

Sponsored by the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council and the Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs, a new series of five popular culinary training events are underway to help improve school cafeteria menus for Oregon students. For the past seven years, Chef Garrett Berdan, RDN, has been coaching child nutrition program professionals at regional trainings on cooking innovative, healthy

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Grants Support Strengthening Oregon Schools and Students

Schools across Oregon have innovative projects underway focused on youth engagement, nutrition and physical activity, thanks to Fuel Up to Play 60 grants funded by Oregon dairy farmers. Fuel Up to Play 60 is the largest in-school health and wellness program in the country. The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, in partnership with the National Football League, U.S. Department of

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