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  • FOODD Club Fingerlings YHS FOODD Club enjoyed yet again, another potato favorite, latka's!  Students planted fingerling potatoes in the spring and harvested this past fall.
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 10:13 AM by Laura Tolosi
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Lunch Menu for Delayed Openings

  • Delayed Opening Lunch Menu Mohansic, Brookside and Crompond Schools:In the event of a 2-hour delayed opening, the hot lunch served with be pasta with marinara sauce and mozzarella, the cold lunch will ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2016, 8:45 AM by Laura Tolosi
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30 pounds of fingerling potatoes were harvested by the YHS FOODD Club



Students at Brookside Elementary school are busy planting garlic that will be harvested over the summer.



Crompond's 2nd Annual Farm to Youth Fest was an amazing success!





YHS FOODD Club sees the fruits of their labor while harvesting beets that were sowed in the spring!






BES harvests potatoes that will be used on soup day.




YHS Alumni/FOODD Club Founders, help harvest green  beans over the summer



Students in the CES Summer Garden club meet every week to insure garden is watered, weeded, and ready for the upcoming school year!


This Summer, the FOODD Club was blessed with their very own Garden Fairies, who nurtured the gardens during summer school.  Hats off to Ms.Haggerty and her students who did a great job!


A big shout out and thank you to all our participants from the screening of The Greenhorns and farm-to-table tasting held on April 19, 2016 at the YHS.  Girl Scout Troops 2939 and 2628 shared their Sow What Journey, and students from Mrs. Flors 5th grade class presented their recent research on bees. Georgia Christensen, Christine Oteiza, and Isabella Tolosi interviewed farmer Mimi Edelman of I&Me Farms and made a video of their interview, The Buzz from the Hivewhich was viewed at the screening.  All enjoyed tastings from Peter Pratt's Inn, Healthy Culinary Creationsthe Organic Cooking Kitchen, and Trailside Cafe!
Fable: From Farm to Table shared Strawberry Basil Lemonade with basil grown fresh from their farm.





Crompond Elementary School Gets Moving! Help CES win up to $1,000 in P.E. equipment in the Get Moving NY Video Contest for doing fun, original 
P. E. activities!  








Mohansic school LOVED Veggie Fried Rice, created by Laurie Gershgorn of  Healthy Culinary Creations.



Students in the YHS FOODD Club enjoy making pretzels from Stacey Antine, MS RD, founder of Health Barn USA, Appetite for Life cookbook.


Students at MESMS lined up for Red Lentils and Rice soup.



YHS Food Club makes Tuscany Individual Pizzas, recipe from Food Network!




Thanks to the Foundation for Excellence, students at BES enjoyed Maple-Cinnamon Roasted Winter Squash, prepared by guest Chef Laurie Gershgorn!  Both Students and Staff LOVED it!  Click here for the recipe.

View the slide show here.

 


Crompond students and staff enjoy Potato-Leek soup - courtesy of their Lettuce Bloom Garden!!
 
Go to Crompond Elementary School's homepage for more pictures!




Students at YHS FOODD Club have been cooking up a storm!   Potatoes harvested from their garden have been used to make oven-baked potato chips, oven-baked French Fries and Potato Latke's!

 



The Board of Education was treated to Brookside's Harvest Soup with the help of Chef/Parent Chrissy DePole - Ingredients were grown and harvested by students from Brookside's Cultivation Station.

Don't miss the photo montage, "From Soup to Salad" that was viewed at the BOE meeting.





YHS FOODD Club Harvests 22 pounds of potatoes!!!
  




Crompond Elementary school hosts first Farm Fest! Click here for a photo montage.


Chef Laurie Gershgorn comes to Mohansic school for a zucchini spaghetti tasting!  Click here for the recipe.







August 11, 2015: YHS FOODD Club Harvest of the Week!





BES Cultivation Station has a bumper Spring!




KUDOS to the YHS FOODD Club and their new school garden!  A warm thank you to Diego and staff for building the beds, Yorktown Garden Supply for their generosity with the garden soil, and 
Hilltop Hanover Farm for their donation of the plants!!  Click here to see pics from the inaugural planting day.

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May 31 is the 2nd Annual Sustainable Food & Farm Expo at the Greenwich Audubon!



Mark your calendar - Saturday, May 16, 10am - 1pm -  for Starting a Garden workshop by Douglas DeCandia, Farmer for Food Bank of Westchester.


This will be a hands-on workshop in the basics of starting a garden, while maintaining the integrity of the soil ecosystem and the plants potential to produce. We will discuss practices to promote biological health and diversity as well as the principles of regenerative agriculture/gardening. This workshop, and the discussions we have, will all fit within the greater context of food security and environmental stewardship.

When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Yorktown Grange, 99 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Cost: Free

Attire: Clothes for gardening and getting dirty



To obtain information about a Summer Food Service Program please contact 1-800-522-5006 after July 1st to find a location near you.

Mary Jo Hernandez-Lopez | Aramark | General Manager | K-12 Education 914-243-8000, ext 11890




A big THANK YOU to our participants and all who attended the Symphony of the Soil screening and farm to table tasting!!!

Please click here for additional resources from the Symphony of the Soil event.



Once again, District Wellness and SEPTA will be hosting a screening of the movie Symphony of the Soil, with a panel discussion featuring Doug DeCandia - Foodbank of Westchester/Founder local chapter Bionutrient Food Association, Jay Lippin - Executive Chef, Crabtree's Kittlehouse/2012 Chopped Champion, and Mike Fedison, Farm Manager Farmer & the Fish.   A farm-to-table tasting showcasing area chefs and farms will follow.

To register Click Here





Mariah Wurzel, YHS Senior/Girl Scout Gold Award candidate, interviews chefs and farmers from the "FED UP" screening and farm-to-table tasting about healthy eating.  Don't miss it at Orange You Healthy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/orangeyouhealthy















Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013, and children and teens remained key target audiences for that advertising, according to a new report released by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. To see the full report, Sugary Drink FACTS 2014, click here.













Th
e James Beard Foundation and Food Tank, along with a prestigious advisory group of food system experts, developed the first annual “Good Food Org Guide.” 
View the Good Food Org Guide which highlights  
nonprofit organizations that are doing exemplary work in the United States in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice.











How does your food score? How do we know what we’re eating, really? EWG’s Food Scores app houses information on tens of thousands of foods in a simple, searchable online format designed to guide consumers to healthy, affordable food that’s good for people and the planet. View on the app store here.  Or go to the website.



USDA's search tool for foods and nutrients database.










Thanks to all who participated in the Wellness/SEPTA Farm-to-Table Tasting and screening of the movie Fed Up!  A Huge Success it Was!!  Learn how small steps can lead to big changes!






Connect with YHS Senior/Girl Scout Gold Award candidate, Mariah Wurzel, at  Orange You Healthy on Facebook for healthy recipes, fun exercise ideas and advice on living a healthy lifestyle: www.facebook.com/orangeyouhealthy













Winter Sun Farm CSA Again to Come to Yorktown thanks to a wonderful partnership with the Alliance for Safe Kids and Girls Scout Gold Award Candidate Sophie D'Ippolito!  To find out more and register visit here.








Calling all students ages 14 to 17 with dietary restrictions.  Please consider helping our Science Research program students, Elisabeth Weir and Jordan Tessler by taking their survey.









Brookside Cultivation Station Takes Best of Show at Grange Fair! View the Slide Show here.




Go to MySchoolBucks to set up your student's account to pay for meals, check balances, and view purchases from anywhere!


Did you know MySchoolBucks has an app you can download on your smart phone?

Click here to check it out!

My School Bucks



Dear Parents, Welcome Back to a great new healthy school year!  Please check out the Smart Snacks in School resource section of the website.  Please note YCSD has met these standards for years.


Focusing on Smart Snacks






A must see: VEGOUT!, a one-stop hub with knowledge, resources, and community. Join a burgeoning population of environmentalists, foodies, and growers working toward sustainability in our Westchester food supply. Click here to see what it's all about.




 Announcements

Summer Feeding Program
To find a summer feeding program in your area please contact 1-800-522-5006 after July 1st to find a location near you


Food Revolution Network
Click Here to Find out what The Food Revolution's Network has to say on healthy snacks for kids.

Check out Susan Rockefeller's new short film,
Food For Thought, Food for Pleasure 

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Any food service questions please contact the Cafeteria Office at 914-243-8050 Ext 11890




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