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The School Food Project: BVSD's Food Services Department

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production kitchen turning locally sourced ingredients into healthy delicious school meals.

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 hard working employees serving the best possible food every day.

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scratch-cooked, fresh, nutritious and delicious meals served daily.

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local farmer partners growing food for BVSD meals. 

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nutrition education events hosted in schools each year.

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different lunch entrees served throughout the year, including vegetarian and gluten free options.

News

BVSD kids eat healthy school food

Does this photo look familiar to you? If you’ve visited BVSD's School Food Project website, it just might. The photo was taken over a decade ago, as BVSD’s School Food Project was just beginning to transform its school lunches from mostly processed meals to scratch-cooked, fresh food. Since then, the photo has been used many times and even gone viral, having been used by numerous other organizations worldwide. As these students are now seniors graduating with the class of 2024 and moving on to new adventures, we recreated the moment as a reminder of their years growing up eating healthy school food at BVSD.

Read more... about BVSD School Food Project growing healthy kids for over a decade
Students present their dishes in annual BVSD Iron Chef competition
What a year 2024 was for BVSD’s annual Iron Chef competition! This year’s theme was “Around the World”, with a hope to inspire a wide array of recipes, and BVSD middle schoolers rose to the challenge with entries including Korean, Indian, Mexican dishes and more. 
 
It was a difficult task to narrow the record-breaking list of 41 recipes entries down to the top six contenders to compete in a live cooking competition. Although every recipe presented a unique take on flavors from all over the world, the School Food Project ultimately chose finalists based on recipe scalability, how well they fit within BVSD’s kitchen production parameters, and whether they offered something new and complementary to our menu
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students in cafeteria

We work throughout the school year to ensure that students have nutritious and tasty meals. It’s important to keep this going over the summer to give students the best chance to feel healthy, both physically and mentally. The School Food project covers the connection between mental health and nutrition, and shares community food resources. 

Read more... about Nutrition over summer break, tips for what to encourage and what to limit

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