December is Yellow Month, as the menu features several fruits and vegetables that are yellow. In this month's newsletter, read about the difference between grains and whole grains, as well as the SEL Food Services Department's Cooking Local, Going Global Series. Also in the newsletter, read about how the cafeteria team members will be adopting four families to provide them with clothes and toys from a list that is supplied by each family. In addition to reading the newsletter, download this month's exciting menus.
Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch and breakfast. In the past couple years, SEL became the first district in Northeast Ohio to implement the Farm to Fork program, bring fresh local produce into the cafeterias. SEL has also implemented breakfast in the classroom for grades K-8, which has increased breakfast participation across the district by over 200%. The equipment required for both of these programs have been fully funded with over $40,000 in grants over the past two years.
As a side note, you can always download the current menus and view our online catering menu on our Food Services web site, http://www.sel.k12.oh.us/FoodServices.aspx.