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Not Your Mother's School Lunch: How 'Fresh Eyes' Transformed Rapid City Area Schools

Not Your Mother's School Lunch: How 'Fresh Eyes' Transformed Rapid City Area Schools

“When you think about school lunch, oftentimes a woman with a hairnet and scooper is what people imagine,” says Janelle Peterson, Manager of Student Nutrition for Rapid City Area Schools (RCAS). “That’s just the connotation---but we’re not your mother’s school lunch.”

Peterson developed and abides by the RCAS tagline, which promotes “ensuring a successful tomorrow through extraordinary moments today.” She and her team feel a responsibility to not only monitor food safety, but to deliver a complete dining experience.

A Case for the Busy School Nutrition Team: How ‘Fresh Eyes’ Helped Cincinnati Public Schools

A Case for the Busy School Nutrition Team: How ‘Fresh Eyes’ Helped Cincinnati Public Schools

The food service program for Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) holds itself to a high standard: with an award-winning director, innovative practices, and a fiscally sound structure, Cincinnati’s team is a study in possibilities.

“We wanted to take our program to the next level but we didn’t know how,” said Jessica Shelly, CPS Food Services Director. “We needed a new perspective to validate barriers we thought were there, and to identify things we were doing really well.”

CPS needed a strategy for growth but there were veritable obstacles. Staff time was limited, and resource constraints were a factor. Further, leadership perspectives were just too close to the source, rendering an objective evaluation almost impossible.

What they needed was a fresh pair of eyes.

Cafeteria Makeover

Cafeteria Makeover

Are you a fan of the reality home remodeling shows? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a School Cafeteria “Fixer Upper” show? Do you wish you could “love it or list it" with your school cafeteria?

Have you heard about the Fresh Eyes Experience?

Have you heard about the Fresh Eyes Experience?

Close your eyes for a minute and imagine walking into your children’s school cafeteria or your workplace cafeteria. What picture forms in your mind? How inviting is the space? Now consider sharing this “picture” with someone that hasn’t been to your cafeteria… What messages are shared with this picture?