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Each of the district’s 24 campus kitchens came up with gingerbread house creations, which will be judged by the district’s school board members.
Howard County Public School System in Maryland will be serving lunch for two days during the break for the first time.
Parents who owe $20 or more and haven’t paid in the last 60 days will receive a letter from the agency beginning next year.
The classes, which are capped at 14 participants, have taught attendees how to make items such as probiotic overnight oats.
The meals are being served at nine schools throughout the district this week.
The workers are hosting an auction to raise money for cafeteria employees in Paradise, Calif.
The employee confronted a man who entered the cafeteria with a gun.
The program would be instituted in partnership with the school’s University Health Center.
Romaine Lettuce Concerns
FSDs across segments are swapping in spinach and other greens, while some are brainstorming ways to address the growing frequency of romaine safety concerns.
Principals said the influx of parent visitors in the cafeteria was disruptive.

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Howard County Public School System in Ellicott City, Md., will be offering free lunch to students for two days during winter break, The Baltimore Sun reports.

This is the first time the district will be providing meals over winter break. The lunch will be served on Dec. 27 and 28 at two sites in the community.

About 22.2% of the district’s students are enrolled for free or reduced-price meals. The district served 66,276 meals last summer during its summer meal program .

Read the full story via baltimoresun.com .

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Cranston School District in Cranston, R.I., has hired a collection agency to help reduce its lunch debt , NBC 10 reports.

The district’s chief operating officer sent a letter to parents saying that the district would be using a collection agency next year to collect outstanding lunch balances after other collection methods have failed. Parents who owe $20 or more and haven’t paid in the last 60 days will receive a letter from the agency starting Jan. 2, 2019.

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When looking for a way to get more use out of its Canyon Cafe, open during the weekends only, California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif., tried something new: free cooking classes.

Classes are open to students, as well as faculty and staff, and are taught by Campus Dining Executive Chef Michael Albright, according to Mustang News .

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