Are Your Lunches Good Enough to be on the by smx43008


									                                                                                      September 2009

Are Your Lunches Good Enough to be
                                                                           Are Your Lunches Good
on the Rachel Ray Show?                                                      Enough to be on the Rachel
                                                                             Ray Show?
Does your school serve the best lunch hands down? Have you figured          National School Lunch Week
                                                                             October 12-16, 2009
out how to serve veggies so the students will eat them? The Rachel         September is Fruits & Veggies –
Ray Show is challenging schools across America to a School Lunch             More Matters® Month
Showdown. If you think you could win this challenge, check out her         West Fargo Eastwood
                                                                             Elementary Wins HUSSC
web site at                  Award
form/?PlugID=1044                                                          Sixteen Cooks Complete
                                                                             Healthy Cooking for Kids
                                                                             Culinary Workshop
                                                                             in Mandan April 28-30, 2009
                                                                           New Nutrition Integrity Course
National School Lunch Week October 12-16, 2009                               Offered In September
                                                                           Calendar of Events

The theme of SNA’s National School Nutrition       to be sure that there is a connection back
Week, (NSLW) is All-Star School Lunch.             to the role that school meals play in their
                                                   achievements. One way to do this is to ask
This year’s celebration is an exciting             your students to participate in the “Why
partnership between the Milk Processor             My School Lunch Makes Me an All-Star”
Education Program (MilkPEP), and the               competition.
National Basketball Association (NBA).
                                                   Begin publicizing this contest when students
All Star School Lunch features Carter,             return to school and carry it right through
Howard, Nash, Paul and Taurasi as honorary         NSLW in October. Entries can be in the form
head coaches who lead some terrific teams of        of videos, pictures or a short essay (100
healthy menu items featuring                       words or less). For
    • CP’s Pizza,                                  more details, rules,
    • Dwight’s Quesadilla,                         prize information and
    • Vince’s Veggies,                             deadlines, visit www.
    • Nash’s Noodles and                 
    • Taurasi’s Teriyaki                           allstar and click on All-
                                                   star Contest. Menus
Calling All Champions                              and recipes for NSLW
                                                   can also be downloaded from this website.
Whether your NSLW 2009 celebration focuses
on basketball stars, athletes in general,
academic superstars or just the fact that you
serve the best kids in the nation, you want

                        North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
                           Dr. Wayne G. Sanstead, State Superintendent
                               600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
                                    Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
September is Fruits & Veggies – More Matters® Month
North Dakota’s Moving More and Eating           and Vegetable Budget” at http://www.
Smarter Community coalitions invite you to
encourage all North Dakotans to enjoy the       index.html
bountiful fall vegetable and fruit harvest in
our state. Visit your local farmers markets     The Produce for Better Health Foundation
to find smart eating choices; such as apples,    offers tools including a “Top 10” list of
grapes, melons, cabbage, squash, turnips,       budget-stretching ideas at http://www.
tomatoes and pumpkins. An interactive map
showing the locations of North Dakota’s         fvmm_month/
farmers markets can be found online at or by             You can even send a “health e-card” with a
county at          fruit & veggie message: from here: http://
Fruits & Veggies – More Matters® Month
is recognized nationally. The focus is on       North Dakota residents can find fruit
enjoying fruits & veggies even on a budget.     and vegetable healthy-eating and budget-
The CDC offers “Budget Tips: Learn 30           stretching tips at the Healthy North Dakota
Ways in 30 Days to Stretch your Fruit           website,

West Fargo Eastwood Elementary Wins HUSSC Award

North Dakota has a fifth Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) award winner. Eastwood
Elementary in West Fargo has won a gold award from USDA for serving healthy school meals,
offering comprehensive nutrition education and structured physical activity. Congratulations
to Jan Sliper, West Fargo’s Food Service director, and Shirley Ament, kitchen manager at

Sixteen Cooks Complete Healthy Cooking for Kids Culinary Workshop
in Mandan April 28-30, 2009

Sixteen North Dakota school cooks were treated to a three day chef training by Chef Dave
Bruno from New York’s Culinary Institute of America with assistance from Charlotte Oakley,
Theresa Stretch, Sylvia Bird and Mary Nix of the National Food Service Management Institute.
The cooks learned culinary skills for preparing delicious meats, vegetables and whole grain
products. The cooks prepared 40 different recipes over the course of the workshop. Jana
Ternes hosted the event at the ND Youth Correctional Center. The culinary graduates are
Monica Cox of NDYCC, Cy Metcalf of West Fargo, Joyce Strom of Hazelton, Janet Dschaak
of Beulah, Phyllis Dirk of Mandan, Kristin Grenz of Jamestown St. John’s, Cindy Bronson of
Drayton, Marianne Wille of Mandan, Joann Carik of Cavalier, Jayne Peterson of West Fargo,
Julie Flinn of Wilton, Theresa Labuhn of Ellendale, Linda Warnke of Emerado, Judy Lage of
Cavalier, Curti Dvorak of Grand Forks and Maggie Bredwick of Alexander.

The NFSMI has many wonderful resources on their web site

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New Nutrition Integrity Course Offered In September
The Pathways five hour course, “Nutrition               We are hoping to get a variety of school food
Integrity-Improving the School Nutrition En-           service staff attendees from different size
vironment” has been completely revised. En-            schools, with different number of years of
courage the school foodservice staff in your           experience, etc.. This will help to evaluate
school to attend and be one of the first to             the course. It is advertised as the “field-test”
learn the new information. This Pathways               because suggestions from the attendees will
course is a favorite because it takes foodser-         be helpful for future classes.
vice staff beyond the basics of nutrition to
explore the world of nutrition integrity. The          Attendees of this course on September 23
new course will be taught for the first time on         at the Jamestown Middle School at 203 2nd
September 23, 2009 in Jamestown starting at            Ave SE, will gain skills in helping improve
3:30 pm.                                               the school’s nutrition environment so
                                                       children learn lifelong healthy eating habits.
The “Nutrition Integrity” course needed major          Pre-registration can be completed for all
revisions due to many new developments in              Pathways courses on-line at
this area since the original Pathways course  For more
was written. These include local wellness poli-        information or phone pre-registration contact
cies, nutrition standards, and the HealthierUS         Nancy, Kaye, or Loris in the Child Nutrition
School Challenge opportunity. School nutri-            Programs office toll-free at 1-888-338-3663.
tion personnel that have taken this course in
the past, including those in Master Pathways,
should find the new information helpful.

                             Lorele Leithold, Martin
                            Schock, Terry Bentz and
                            Roxann Tietz of Elgin/
                            New Leipzig Elementary
                            accepting their HUSSC
                            award and ND Showcase
                            School award from Dr.
                            Sanstead on May 20.

Sue Milender, Nancy
Sorenson, Julie Yo-
kum, Mary St. Denis
and Toni Seidel (Pow-
er Panther) of Wash-
ington Elementary in                                     HUSSC award winners Lori Fretheim, Leah Sand,
Valley City celebrate                                    and Cindy Knutson of Jefferson Elementary in
at their HUSSC award                                     Valley City by their delicious, healthy salad bar on
ceremony on May 21.                                      May 21.                                                                               Page 3
Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs
              In-State Toll Free: 1-888-338-3663
              Local: 701-328-2294
              Fax: 701-328-2461
                                                                                        Aug/September 2009
                                                                                        24-04  Preference Survey Date- October Delivery month
                                                                                        6-16   Commodity Route A
  Circulate to School Nutrition Staff:
                                                                                        13-19  Commodity Route B
                                                                                        17-18  Survey Date- November Delivery month
   _________________                _________________                                 20-26  Commodity Route C
                                                                                        23     Nutrition Integrity-Jamestown
   _________________                _________________
                                                                                        October   2009
                                                                                        2-3       Sanitation and Safety-Fargo
   _________________                _________________                                 4-10      Commodity Route A
                                                                                        5         Sanitation Update- Williston
   _________________                _________________                                 5         Quality Food Preparation and Service- Valley City
                                                                                        7         Sanitation Update-Fargo
                                                                                        9-10      Sanitation and Safety-Bismarck
   _________________                _________________                                 9-10      Sanitation and Safety-Minot
The ND Department of Public Instruction does not discriminate on the basis of           12-16     National School Lunch Week
race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.   11-17     Commodity Route B
                                                                                        15        Fruits and Vegetables Galore-Minot
For inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, please contact: Robert
Marthaller, Assistant Superintendent, Department of Public Instruction, 600 East        16        Sanitation Update-Bismarck
Boulevard Avenue, Dept 201, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440, 701-328-2267.                      18-24     Commodity Route C
“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this
institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national
origin, sex, age or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights,
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call
(800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity
provider and employer.

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