The school year’s winding down, and I wanted to bring you up-to-date on some new discoveries and some new changes on the horizon.
• Waste Not, Want Not. If you think you might be wasting too much food at home, we’re publishing some new discoveries this summer that might help. We’ll also be sharing how one group of volunteers has used these discoveries to waste less food in their kitchens (other than feeding it to their dog).
• No Time to Train. We just wrapped up our 2018 Smarter Lunchroom Symposium last week. Since most lunchroom managers and directors can't make it to national or state workshop trainings, we’ve created a new resource called “No Time to Train.” Share it with anyone you know who's in food service or hospitality.
• What Works for You? If you’d like to help us test new ideas to make you healthier and happier, we’d love for you to join the team. This summer we’re starting a Panel who will test out a new health or solution we’ve discovered, try it in their life, and report whether it worked for them, or how they made it work. Stay posted because if you can join, you will help both us and others like you.
All my best,
If you're a lover of Rachel Ray, a daytime channel surfer, and fan of home invasion movies, you're in luck. Today's Rachel Ray Show has me and a camera crew of 6 sneaking into Peggy's home in New Jersey and doing a kitchen makeover to help make her family of seven (5 teenagers . . . aargh) automatically eat a little bit better.
Although I can't spill the beans, you can get some flavor of the behind-the-scenes action in the blog below. The 2-minute video also shows how you can do the same to your own kitchen this weekend.
Also, when we were back in the studio, it was cool to hear Rachel going off topic and start talking about our cool work in schools with the Smarter Lunchroom Movement. If you are a lover of school meals or a well-meaning critic, you'll like what you see at the website.