Through our monthly Farmers Market Selections program, our school districts partner with local farmers to bring locally grown fruits and vegetables to students' lunch trays. Our vegetable for August was sweet corn, and in many school districts we've helped make arrangements for students to shuck the corn themselves. What a great way for them to [...]
Lunchtime Solutions Inc. staff have been busy! We jumped into our 20th school year with five new school lunch programs to operate, bringing our total number of operations to more than 50. Our regional and area directors, along with general office staff, fanned out across two states to help these new kitchens implement [...]
NORTH SIOUX CITY – Siouxland middle school students got a taste behind the scenes of school food service with Lunchtime Solutions and Dakota Valley School District. Attendees of Western Iowa Tech Community College’s culinary camp experienced a cooking demonstration with Ali Lampman, LSI menu research and development chef, and toured the Dakota Valley Middle School [...]
Over Memorial Day weekend, the Sioux City Journal in Sioux City, Iowa, ran this great in-depth feature by business reporter Ty Rushing on Lunchtime Solutions, including some of our top executives' favorite meals served at our schools. It was awesome being represented in our hometown media on the front page of the Sunday business section! [...]
Lunchtime Solutions food service staff members know how to send students off right with end-of-the-year activities! At Storm Lake (IA) Elementary School, grass-skirted LSI staff arranged a luau for students at lunch time. Tropical fruits were served on the Fruit and Veggie Bar, and many fun photo opportunities with Penelope Pineapple were provided for the kids. Food [...]
Nearly a year into Lunchtime Solutions' new food service program at Norfolk (NE) Public Schools, the Norfolk Daily News took a look at the services we provide. Thanks to Norfolk Public Schools and our wonderful kitchen staff for taking lunch to the next level!
KSNB Video Journalist Chase Houle recently did this story in Hastings, NE, on the rise in child food allergies. He featured our Area Director Susan Gracey, who oversees food service operations for Hastings and other area school districts. She spoke to him about our protocols for preventing cross-contamination and protecting students with food allergies. Check [...]
Check out a selection of the eggs-cellent springtime events that happened at Lunchtime Solutions schools last month!
Whitney Vohs, Lunchtime Solutions Food Service Director for Storm Lake (IA) Community Schools, had a contest between four kitchens for breast cancer awareness month. It was to see what school would dress the pinkest or “PINK OUT” their kitchens! The winning team pictured above from East Early Childhood Center gets donuts from Storm Lake Bakery [...]
Noon on Thursday, October 13, 2016, Jefferson Elementary in Norfolk NE participated in the Midwest Great Apple Crunch! We joined schools across the Midwest states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota in celebrating National Farm to School Month. All students and staff at exactly noon, bit into a fresh apple [...]