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Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

Windsor Unified School District is proud to have school gardens at Windsor Creek and Cali Calmecac Language Academy.  The school garden allows students to learn lifelong knowledge of growing produce, nutrition and eating fresh produce in the garden and on the school cafeteria for the salad bars.  The school gardens connect nutrition education and the classroom curriculum to enrich children of every age with hands-on life sciences, practical language skills, and teamwork and campus ownership. Children plant, harvest and prepare seasonal foods. They experience plant life cycles first-hand as they plant, play among, then harvest produce they grow.  They observe ecosystem interdependence and insect life cycles and discover beneficial insects in the garden.  Family Garden Work Days are fun times to make a difference for the whole school community, please contact your school to volunteer either in the garden or the classroom with Harvest of the Month nutrition education program.                                                                                

The Harvest of the Month Nutrition program links locally grown produce, nutrition education and the school cafeterias.   Each month, classes receive a Harvest of the Month Tasting Kit featuring a different locally grown produce item and teaching materials.  The program from September to May and provides nine months of engaging standards-based lessons.  To sponsor a classrooms $15 month kit or help with the assessment of the program please call 707-837-7780.

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September's Harvest of the Month is Cherry Tomatoes. We are planning kick off events at Windsor Creek in September and Mattie Washburn in October and will have fun character's dressed as a tomato and carrot during lunch while handing out tastings from a local farm.    The cherry tomatoes are from Russian River Organics farm https://www.facebook.com/russianriverorganics/  

Harvest of the Month familynewsletter.pdf    

Tomato ID Sheet.pdf

 

Join us to educate, serve and encourage students to eat healthy fresh fruit and vegetables every day!  Call Lisa at 707-837-7780 to inquire about Food & Nutrition Service jobs.  Please stop by the District Office at 9291 Old Redwood HWY BLDG 500, Windsor CA https://wusd.org/index.php/Classified-Career/