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School Lunch Confidential June 2017

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Hello and welcome back to School Lunch Confidential! As the 2016-2017 academic year winds down, I will be reporting on a lunch I ate on May 25th, 2017 at Mira Monte Elementary School. But first, a post-script from my lunch at Nordhoff high school in April.   My daughter, none too pleased with her characterization in that day’s blog as …

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School Lunch Confidential April 2017

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Hello and welcome back to School Lunch Confidential! This week I finally got myself organized enough to have lunch at Nordhoff High School. Unlike the elementary schools, one cannot just wander over there and eat lunch whenever the mood suits.  One has to alert them a couple days in advance so that Mr. Hall, the vice principal, can verify that …

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School Lunch Confidential February 2017

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Hello and welcome back to School Lunch Confidential.  Again this year I realize it is hard to make time to eat school lunch! I remember this problem from last year, where I didn’t manage to even eat school lunch once before December when I had some vacation. After the blur of the PTSD-inducing presidential election, the holidays, and some well …

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Thank you Suzanne! Welcome Julie!

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Food for Thought Ojai would like to recognize and honor Suzanne Lugotoff for 10 years of skillful leadership for our OUSD Nutrition Services Department. Suzanne arrived with her family in September 2006 ready to face the challenges of a small district with a much smaller Nutrition Services budget than her previous district. Suzanne was given the directive to eliminate the …

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School Lunch Confidential September 2016 (formerly the Ojai Lunch Monitor)

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An update from the blogger… Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!  As I ease back into my alter ego as eater and reviewer of school food in Ojai, I would like to announce some (hopefully) exciting changes and updates. This blog did indeed start off as something of a spying expedition to see what, exactly, my kid and her peers …

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Food For Thought is an Opal Apples grant winner!

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Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Opal Apples initiative! We are a grant award winner and we will be out in the school gardens come Fall helping youth to make a difference! The Opal® Apple Youth Make a Difference initiative awards funding to youth-based initiatives serving their communities in the U.S. where youth, ages 6 – 25, …

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Ojai School Lunch Monitor 2015-16 #6

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I ate my last Ojai school lunch of the year at Topa Topa Elementary School on Tuesday, May 24th. Those of you who have been reading this blog might recall that all year I have been hoping to get a burrito of some kind. Per my Ojai school lunch calendar, today was the day to get a home-made pork, cheese …

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Ojai School Lunch Monitor 2015-16 #5

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Hello and welcome back to the Ojai School Lunch Monitor! April 22nd was Earth Day and OUSD nutrition services was offering a special lunch at Mira Monte School, so my friend Christina and I went to check it out.  First off, I would like to share a photo of some very sweet artwork of Woodsy the Owl next to a …