Notable Edibles Fall 2015 Issue

Chop! Chop! New Training Videos Help Bring Wisconsin-Grown Produce to School Lunches

By Wendy Allen | Photo By Jim Klousia 0

Child nutrition directors at area schools now have a new way to get Wisconsin students to eat more locally grown vegetables and grains.

The popularity of farm to school programs has grown greatly in the last few years, yet our schools face unique barriers when purchasing whole foods, including a lack of basic culinary skills, unfamiliarity with handling whole products, and insufficient kitchen equipment. The “Chop! Chop! Wisconsin-Grown Produce Culinary Videos for Schools” series addresses these barriers in six videos that are available online for free. In addition, the videos will be integrated into numerous statewide training programs for hundreds of school nutrition directors and staff.

For more information, visit www.cias.wisc.edu/chopchop, email Vanessa Herald at vherald@wisc.edu, or call 608-263-6064.

Wendy Allen is digital editor, copy editor, and a writer for Edible Madison. She reads style guides for fun, believes stories have power, and is fascinated by the evolution of the English languageā€”for better or worse. Her mission: to wrestle the wily comma into submission.

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