A Wild Challenge in South Carolina

Are rising food costs getting the best of you? Is sourcing and preparing the healthiest foods a tribulation? Is food waste a weekly heartache? The Wild About School Food Blog is here to help you with some of the key challenges of your busy and demanding job.

  • Reducing Serving Costs: Get the inside scoop on ways to stretch your commodity food dollars
  • Improving Student Participation: Access proven school recipes that students love
  • Addressing Operational Concerns: Get easy-to-serve bulk recipes, using limited ingredients
  • Delivering Health and Nutrition: Meet USDA guidelines and get the credit you deserve

A Wild Challenge in South Carolina

There’s something a little bit WILD going on in the South Carolina school nutrition system.  At the recent South Carolina School Nutrition Conference, a full-blown Chopped Challenge took place testing

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There’s a fruit revolution going on…you should be a part of it

If you could …. find a fruit that costs only 12 cents per serving and make it the star of your menu… substitute a conventional fruit with a fruit packed

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Wild Blueberries: A Delicious Brain Food for Kids

We’ve all heard that you are what you eat. A new study suggests that kids’ executive brain function is also tied to diet. The study, recently published in Food & Function, explores

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Wild Blueberry French Toast: Simple + Healthy + Yummy

As a chef for Windham Raymond RSU School District #14 in Maine, Samantha Cowens-Gasbarro faces a daunting daily challenge: convincing kids to just try it. That’s why she and her staff

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Wild Blueberry Bars: An Easy + Nutritious School Snack

For Chef Samantha Cowens-Gasbarro, know your customers is one of the most important rules of school food service. “You have to respect their palate,” says Cowens-Gasbarro, District Nutrition Coordinator for Windham Raymond

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Breakfast Participation Surges FROM 4% TO 24% With Wild Blueberry Smoothies

All chefs must contend with finicky customers. But Blair Currier, director of the Yarmouth School Nutrition Program in Maine, arguably has some of the most discriminating appetites to sate: the K-to-12

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Did you know there are two types of blueberries?

One is smaller, higher in antioxidants, and beloved bby food service chefs & kids. Fruit is fruit and berries are berries, right? Well, no, there is a big difference between

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Are rising food costs getting the best of you? Is sourcing and preparing the healthiest foods a tribulation? Is food waste a weekly heartache? The Wild About School Food Blog

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