Center for Ecoliteracy, in partnership with TomKat Charitable Trust, presents Cooking with California Food in K–12 Schools,
an inspiring cookbook and guide to menu planning co-written by award-winning cookbook authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans.
Cooking with California Food introduces the concept of the dynamic 6-5-4 School
Lunch Matrix, based on six dishes students know and love, five ethnic flavor
profiles, and four seasons. It offers ideas for adding more fresh, local,
healthy foods to school lunches; helps meal services devise an appealing
variety of menus around dishes that children already prefer; honors
California’s rich history and cultural heritage; and describes a tested plan
for effective professional development for food services staff.
Nutrition Education Cards and Hospitality Training for School Nutrition Services Staff
This kit contains 20 color cards of fruits and vegetables, with nutritional and agricultural facts to help food services staff educate students about healthy choices. It also contains resources for staff professional development.