Learn more about school food, child health, nutrition and more. Click on the links below for resources and other guides.
- Farm to School
- Food Allergies
- Food & Nutrition Education
- Food Safety
- Food Waste Reduction
- Health & Nutrition
- Healthy School Celebrations
- Local Food
- School Food
- School Gardens
Children can be allergic to any food, but these are the eight most common allergens and account for 90% of all reactions in kids:
Tree nuts (such as walnuts and cashews)
Shellfish (such as shrimp)
You can also opt to join our Allergen Alert email group. This email group is used periodically to alert parents and caregivers of children with food allergies of any menu or product information changes.
"We are actually helping parents feed their kids better. It's important to remember that when you’re trying to get kids to change what they eat, invest them in the process. If you cook with the kids, if you garden with the kids, if they’re part of the process, it really makes a difference."
Chef Ann Cooper, Director of BVSD Food Services
Eating local is healthier. Healthier for you and healthier for the planet. The average grocery item travels 1,500 miles through the supply chain before landing in your local store. Eating locally is good for the environment by reducing the carbon footprint of the food you consume. Local food is fresher, which makes it both tastier and healthier.
For more information on BVSD's local food procurement program and education initiatives, click here.
"Animal and insect pollinators are essential to pollination in over 75% of the world’s flowering plants, which includes roughly 35 percent of the world’s crops. Animal and insect pollinators include bees, moths, flies, bats, birds, ants, butterflies, wasps and beetles. Some of these pollinator species have declined in numbers, become endangered or even gone extinct due to the loss of natural food supplies and habitat."Applewood Seed Co.