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Take 5 and Read to Kids

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Reading to the future at Topa Topa Head Start! Our Executive Director, Lori Hamor was the “Celebrity Reader” at Topa Topa Head Start last Friday during the countywide Take 5 and Read to Kids event. Lori’s daughters were both beneficiaries of Ventura County First 5 programs all the way back in 2001! Ms. Hamor was also a member of the Ventura County …

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School Lunch Confidential December 2018

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Hello and welcome back to School Lunch Confidential! As I sit around listening to the rain pouring down (not complaining!) I finally have some time to share photos from a lunch that I ate at Topa Topa school on December 7th, 2018.  When I arrived at the cafeteria, a class of 3rd graders were patiently lined up waiting to get …

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Awesome essays from 4th Graders

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Food for Thought Ojai started with the mission to educate, support, and inspire healthier food choices for students and their families. Taking it a step further we espouse the belief that healthier food comes from a healthy planet and partner with teachers integrating environmental awareness lessons across their classroom curriculum. We also partner with Nutrition Services department to reduce the …

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Food for Thought mentioned in the current issue of Edible Ojai & Ventura County

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Back to Scratch | Edible Ojai & Ventura County Oxnard School District students’ plates are changing Cinnamon-spiced granola pork pozole rojo tomato salsa elote corn salad barbecue chicken drums oven-baked French toast herb-roasted potatoes What could be menu highlights from a chic café are, instead, a sampling of made-from-scratch dishes appearing on elementary students’ trays throughout the Oxnard School District …

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School Lunch Confidential May 2018

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Hello and welcome back to School Lunch Confidential! In the vein of “better late than never” I am reporting on a lunch I ate a couple months ago at Meiners Oaks School on May 22, 2018.  By way of explanation, I would like to point out that we have had kind of a rough year here in Ojai. The destruction …

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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 …