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Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD

Pam Dannon, EdM, RD, works in Child Nutrition Services in a mid-size school division for the School Health Initiative Program (SHIP). She also writes a blog, F4: All Things Food and can be followed on Twitter.

 

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Why Am I a Preceptor? Let Me Count the Ways

Why Am I a Preceptor? Let Me Count the Ways

When I think about my experience being a preceptor, the words that come to mind are "mutually beneficial." Each preceptor-intern relationship I have been in has been just that.
Fresh-Squeezed Juice Made Faster Than Peeling

Fresh-Squeezed Juice Made Faster Than Peeling

On busy mornings, I actually think making fresh squeezed juice might be quicker than peeling, sectioning and eating a fresh orange. If that helps my family get their daily servings of fruit and loads of vitamin C, I'm all in.
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act: A Top 10 List

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act: A Top 10 List

To date, the meal pattern and nutrition requirements of the HHFKA have done some great things for school cafeterias.
School Nutrition Teams Get Inspired

School Nutrition Teams Get Inspired

Training can be fun and engaging as seen in this video of a "Chefs Challenge" event held recently on a school system’s professional development day.
Take Time and Take 3 for Breakfast

Take Time and Take 3 for Breakfast

This week is the 25th anniversary of National School Breakfast Week. More than 12 million children are served breakfast at school each year.
Farm to School Grants: How Do They Help?

Farm to School Grants: How Do They Help?

Connecting school cafeterias to local agriculture, USDA has awarded up to $5 million to 71 projects in this, the second year of the program.
The New School Lunch

The New School Lunch

Districts have increasingly redoubled efforts to satisfy their increasingly savvy customers. These meal programs are “in it to win it."