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Acai: Nature’s “Purple Gold”

Posted on April 25, 2022

Chef Tyrell Jones of New Britain Public Schools shares a Harvest of the Month Acai Bowl recipe that's sure to delight your spring senses!   Acai is one of the most modern superfoods to receive attention for its nutritional “powers.” Native to…

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Breathe the Stress Out

Posted on April 11, 2022

In honor of Stress Awareness Month, let’s talk about breath control. Each person encounters a different type and/or amount of stress each day, whether from home, school, work, relationships or whatever comes up in between. People also respond to…

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Creating Value in Uncertain, Transitional Times

Posted on April 7, 2022

Preparing for Change As expected, the 2022-23 school year was not going to be short of volatility and uncertainty. In early March, congress elected to not extend the free school meals program under the SSO for this upcoming school year. Many…

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Celery is the New Lettuce

Posted on March 28, 2022

Chef Tyrell Jones of New Britain Schools serves up a delicious Apple and Celery Salad recipe for this month's Harvest of the Month: Celery.   Move over romaine and iceberg; celery is taking over as a bread replacement. Just like in the recipe we…

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Gardens and Green Thumbs

Posted on March 14, 2022

I know it is hard to believe, but spring is on its way! With any luck, we will soon be shedding the heavy jackets, hats and gloves and welcoming days out in the sun. It’s also a perfect time to shift the kinds of foods we eat. Shaking things up with…

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Can’t Beat Beets

Posted on February 28, 2022

In this month's Harvest of the Month video, Executive Chef Rich Sandmann features a delicious Warm Beet Salad (along with some nutritious tips all about beets!)   When it comes to nutrient-dense root vegetables, you can’t beat beets! Its deep,…

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Let’s Share About Tooth Care

Posted on February 14, 2022

Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? Created by The American Dental Association (ADA), this event is a month-long national health campaign designed to help promote the benefits of good oral health in children, as…

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How Prepared Is Your School For Its RFP Process?

Posted on February 2, 2022

The 2022-2023 school year will bring its share of challenges because of the continued Covid-19 pandemic, and schools nutrition programs are no exception. For many districts, a lot of change has occurred since they last went out for RFP (Request for…

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Oat-standing Oats!

Posted on January 24, 2022

Tony DiStefano, Whitsons' Director of Strategic Operations, shares his Harvest of the Month recipe, Easy Overnight Oats.   Oats are so much more than the traditional oatmeal you might associate them with; they are many different kinds to…

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Resolve to be Healthy as a Family

Posted on January 10, 2022

As we begin another year, why not make goals and resolutions a family affair? Having your family get involved in the positive changes you are looking to make will also serve as an important lesson on how to achieve goals in life. Here is a list of…

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