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Center for Ecoliteracy sponsors event at California School Nutrition Association

California School Nutrition Association

California School Nutrition Association

November 11 2011
Sacramento, CA
 

The Center for Ecoliteracy will present a workshop, "Menu Planning with the 6-5-4 School Lunch Matrix: Pairing Fresh, Seasonal Ingredients with USDA Commodities in School Meals," in Sacramento on Saturday, November 12  at the School Nutrition Association's 59th annual conference.

Award-winning cookbook authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans, Center for Ecoliteracy executive director Zenobia Barlow, and Oakland Unified School District Nutrition Services director Jennifer LeBarre will share innovative strategies for cooking from scratch using the Center's dynamic 6-5-4 School Lunch Matrix.

The session is based on the Center for Ecoliteracy's new cookbook and  professional development guide, Cooking with California Food in K–12 Schools. The book's model menu-planning framework for school food services professionals is designed to generate a variety of high-flavor dishes and increase the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients in school meals. The 6-5-4 strategy uses six basic dishes children know and love, five cultural flavor profiles, and the four seasons. The book also presents  a field-tested plan for effective professional development that school food service professionals genuinely enjoy, drawing on their skills and inspiring their creativity.

Participants will receive complementary copies of  Cooking with California Food in K–12 Schools.

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