Students in Dr. Cindy Allen's school health programs class were given the opportunity to learn more about the procedures and processes of providing a school district's food service program. Pam Rolley, Keystone Central School District's food service manager, and Sue Weise, Central Mountain High School food service employee, presented important information for future health educators titled "Understanding Basic Nutritional Guidelines for the U.S. Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act". They provided information on the new governmental regulations that a school district must follow in the delivery of school lunches, new school lunch requirements, issues impacting the change in the school lunch program and some ideas on their roles and responsibilities in providing the program across the district.
In addition, they provided nutritious snacks for the university students to sample: kale chips, baked chickpeas, and peanut butter tofu that the students said tasted just like a delicious mousse. The students enjoyed hearing about the importance of how a school district provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches to the students of KCSD.
Shown above left, Sue Weise, from Central Mountain High School, shares peanut butter tofu to Daniel Shughrue and Pam Rolley, above right, gives Zach Stroh a sample of baked chickpeas.