Students and teachers aren’t the only ones gearing up for the new school year. The child nutrition services staff spent the morning brushing up on their skills in a workshop held at Jardine Middle School.
Each of the employees received a welcome
back packet, which included bright, new aprons and workbooks for
today’s event. The fun morning included breakfast and a t-shirt raffle.
KSDE Cadre Trainer Donna Keyser led the morning session. There, the
employees reviewed the food groups and serving sizes required to meet
nutrition standards. District child nutrition services staff member
Carmen Lovan also reviewed students' civil rights in the cafeteria (ie-
each student receives the same amount of food).
nutrition services staff works hard to ensure that each child receives a
tasty, nutritious meal at school every day. And they clearly enjoy
their work. Niki Janke, General Director of Child Nutrition Services,
reports that all but two employees in the district’s dozens of kitchens
are returning from last year. That’s a lot of happy staff members!
We appreciate all of the planning and preparation that goes into
feeding the district’s over 14,000 students every day. Thank you to all
of the child nutrition services staff members--- we hope you have a
fantastic school year!