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Produce Update: Romaine

May 10, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration have issued a safety advisory about romaine lettuce following the outbreak of e.coli traced back to romaine heads and hearts and processed romaine originating in Yuma, Arizona.

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Is your school eligible to provide free meals under the Community Eligibility Provision?

May 1, 2018

The USDA's Community Eligibility Provision allows schools serving low-income neighborhoods / populations to offer school meals for free to all students without collecting applications verifying household income. Since the program was introduced in 2015, the number of eligible schools participating has continued to increase but there are still thousands of eligible schools still missing out. 

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Empower managers with CKC’s Budget Integrity Calculator

March 2, 2018

Empower kitchen managers to monitor their food service budget and regularly report progress against the budget to their administrators.

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CKC maximizes USDA Foods/commodities

March 1, 2018

USDA Foods, commonly referred to as "commodities," are one of the most effective ways to ensure the budget integrity of your school food service program. If you make the most of these government-subsidized foods, you can dramatically decrease the ingredient costs of your meals. 

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Meet Barbara Reinhold, Executive Assistant Extraordinaire

March 1, 2018

CKC Good Food is pleased to welcome Barbara Reinhold to the team as Executive Assistant.

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CKC expands nutrition staff

November 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Registered and Licensed Dietitian Debbie Baker has joined our nutrition team to analyze all menu items and recipes for nutritional content. This includes making sure recipes follow the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act nutritional guidelines.

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CKC to ‘stay the course’ with current nutritional guidelines

May 12, 2017

Political maneuverings compromise the health and future of our country’s students by ignoring significant evidence.

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