Farm to School (F2S) Month - October
Each October, in celebration of National Farm to School Month, REAP and MMSD work together to provide local farm to school options in the lunches. Recently, these have included hot lunch options as well as cold lunch options and veggies served on the garden bars, including local apples, sweet potato sticks, roasted root vegetables, edamame and more. Farm to School Month activities have included participation in statewide and regional efforts such as the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch, the WI Harvest Medley Project and School Food Focus Upper Midwest Regional Learning Lab procurement.
- Van Hise Tries New Expanded Lunch Program
- Food & Nutrition and REAP Food Group Create Herb Garden
- Food & Nutrition Works With REAP Food Group to Offer Local Carrots & Kohlrabi
- Importance of School Lunch, New York Times
- Food & Nutrition Serves Special Harvest Meals
- MMSD Partners with REAP Food Group to Offer Local Produce
- Schools Providing Healthy Food Choices by Dr. Carleen Hanson, Wisconsin State Journal
- Seven Schools to Offer Free Meals to All Students
- Summer Food Program Works With REAP Food Group
- Summer Food Program Serves Low Income Students
- Fall Farm Days - 11-20-13
- Enjoy Breakfast at School - 9-16-13
- La Follette Cafeteria Remodel - 4-01-13
- Salad Bar Nation
- Farm To School Month - 11-16-12
- Meet the Farmer 2011: Farmer Rufus @ Emerson Elementary School
- MMSD Food Services New Initiatives This Spring - 6-09-11
- MMSD Food Service Celebrates National Nutrition Month: Feeding a City of Children - 5-05-11
- MMSD Food Services Kitchens Receive Excellent Scores from the Dept of Public Health - January 2011
- School Officials weigh benefits with costs of healthy meal options - 12-05-10
- Lunch Lessons LLC - 2-10-10
MMSD serves more than 18,000 meals daily at 45 different locations. The meals’ nutrition, calorie and fat content follow US Department of Agriculture requirements. Many bakery items, soups and casseroles are made from scratch. Items include banana bread, trail mix bars and macaroni and cheese.
More than 30 percent of the products served are produced and purchased within 200 mile radius of Madison.
Food & Nutrition is dedicated to trying new and healthy recipes using whole grains and whole wheat products. For example, recipes like Chicken Teriyaki is now served with brown rice. For more information call 204-4000.