How Ready Are You For Smart Snacks In School? Starting July 1, USDA Rules Become Mandatory for Schools Across America
On July 1 THIS summer, USDA “Smart Snacks in School” rules become mandatory for the over 100,000 elementary, middle and high schools in the US that accept assistance from the National School Lunch Program.
Fresh Picks Cafe Food Service Director Named “Champions for Children” in 2014.
Shelly LaClair, Food Service Director for the Barrington, New Hampshire school district, believes firmly in giving back to the community in which she works. Her generosity has not gone unnoticed. In March, the Barrington school district named Shelly the 2014 recipient of the annual Champions for Children award.
Fresh Picks Café Joins Somersworth and Pittsfield, New Hampshire Schools To Teach Kids Fun, Healthy Habits
Living a healthy lifestyle is fun. It can taste good, too! That’s the lesson Fresh Picks Café is showing kids this spring at wellness fairs sponsored by the Somersworth/Rollinsford and Pittsfield, New Hampshire school communities.
Fresh Picks Café Joins Brattleboro Community To Help Students Start The School Day Right
Eating a healthy breakfast every morning is good for everyone, especially for school kids. According to the American Dietetic Association, kids that eat breakfast perform better in class and on the playground with better concentration, problem-solving skills and hand-eye coordination.
Third Graders Lobby FreshPicks Cafe To Eliminate Plastic Utensils From School Cafeteria
FreshPicks Café is committed to doing its part for the environment and works hard to set a positive example for kids. So when a class of third graders at Garrison Elementary School in Dover, New Hampshire wrote letters asking to eliminate plastic utensils from the cafeteria, FreshPicks Café took action. As of this month, the kids at the k-4 school are using only metal utensils at school.
The Humane Society of the United States is partnering with Café Services to implement Meatless Monday at FreshPicks Café, by providing meat-free recipes that meet national school lunch guidelines and helping promote the benefits.
New Hampshire School Kids Feast On An Apple A Day At Fresh Picks Café
To students served by Fresh Picks Café in Plymouth, New Hampshire, “an apple a day” is much more than an old saying from their parents’ childhood years. It’s a daily treat at school in October, when apple season is at its peak.
Kids are more likely to try new foods when they’ve helped grow the ingredients. Just ask Café Services Food Service Director Shelly LaClair. She serves meals made with fresh produce from the Barrington, New Hampshire Middle School kitchen garden...
Fresh Picks Café Director Leads Mission to Make Healthy Food From Local Farms Easily Accessible to All
Windham Farm and Food (WFF), nurtured for three years as a non-profit enabling easy access to healthy locally produced food, is forging a new path as an independent, mission-driven LLC. Who better to help lead the local food aggregation and delivery service into its next period of growth than Fresh Picks Café Food Services Director, John Ayer?
Smart Snacks In School Puts USDA In Class With Fresh Picks Cafe
New USDA guidelines for offering healthy snacks in schools aim to bring kids across the country what Fresh Picks Café has been serving for over a decade: A variety of snack choices throughout the school day that not only taste good, but also meet the highest nutritional standards.
The Second Annual Windham Farm Chef Workshop hosted by Cafe Services in conjunction with The Windham County Farm and Food Network brought local Chefs together to exchange ideas and prepare dishes using local produce.
Inter-lakes School District Food Service Program, managed by Café Services has partnered with Picnic Rock Farms through NH Farm to Schools to bring more fresh fruits and vegetables into the school lunch program.
Cafe' Services now offers a variety of environmentally friendly products to all locations company wide. Our standard disposable products consist of 100% biodegradable plates, cups, salad containers and napkins.
"Cafe Services Fresh Picks Cafe' "serves" not only food, it also "serves" as one of our school partners to promote wellness, improve nutrition, increase the standard of quality, and importantly, to also serve as a positive connection to students."...
Superintendent, Windsor School District
Service, Nutrition and Value
"We depend on our food service vendor to provide nutritionally sound and filling meals at a low cost. That is a tough balance of priorities and requires the collaboration of the vendor and the school district, with input from parents and students. We have contracted our food service since 1981 and have worked with a number of national firms. New England-based Cafe' Services has proven to be the best...
Business Manager, Springfield School District Springfield, VT
Dedicated and Professional
"I have utilized Cafe' Services as a food service management firm for over a decade. They are extremely dedicated and professional. The quality of the food and the preparation is excellent. They have never failed to listen to any concern or to act in the best interest of running a high quality food service program in a public school district."...
Keith M. Pfeifer
Superintendent of Schools, SAU #17
Successfully Balancing Nutrition, Health and Financial Requirements
"I have contracted with Cafe' Services for managing school district food service operations in three New Hampshire school districts since 1993. They have successfully balanced the nutritional, health, budgetary and financial requirements, not as an outside contractor but as an extension of the school district operations. They have been responsive to concerns, questions and special requirements of students...