Wednesday May 31, 2023

New York school, food vendor apologize for serving chicken and waffles on first day of Black History Month

A New York middle school is apologizing after serving students with a meal on the first day of Black History Month that was deemed to be culturally insensitive.

Administrators at Nyack Middle School say that the hot lunch menu was changed by the vendor without their knowledge on Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month, to include chicken and waffles with a watermelon dessert, which the school’s principal called an “unfortunate situation,” The Journal News reported.

“We are extremely disappointed by this regrettable situation and apologize to the entire Nyack community for the cultural insensitivity displayed by

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P.E.I. school food program hitting record service levels

Halfway through its second year, the P.E.I. School Food Program is seeing big growth.

The non-profit group is serving 14 per cent more meals than it did at this time last year, and in its last ordering cycle received orders for 37,906 meals. That covers two weeks, and is a new record.

“We’re always excited to see growth and to see our meal numbers increasing. This means that more Island students are consuming a nutritious lunch, which is really what our organization is all about,” said executive director Katelyn MacLean.

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Savory Spoon Cooking School in Door County also plans culinary tours

Kristine M. Kierzek

Chef Janice Thomas, owner of Savory Spoon Cooking School, cuts garnishes for a recipe.

Janice Thomas got her first taste for French food as a young child in Oregon. Those early meals created great memories, but also the foundation for her love of food, cooking and travel. 

For years, she traveled back and forth from Arizona to Door County, where her husband’s family had a home. She trained as a nurse but often talked about having a cooking school of her own someday. When her husband found a spot in Ellison Bay, they launched Savory Spoon Cooking School. 

Thomas has now spent nearly two decades teaching people to cook and leading

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After 8-day stay in Old North End parking lot, inhabited school bus moves along

A bus was out of gas in the parking lot of Jake’s from July 12 to 20. It was moved on Wednesday, July 20, after a mechanic provided enough diesel fuel to prime the engine. Photo by Kori Skillman/VTDigger

BURLINGTON — The bus has been moved.

Eight days after a black and red school bus, repurposed as a mobile dwelling, first appeared in the Jake’s ONE Market parking lot on North Winooski Avenue, a group of community members rallied in the parking lot to get it running and on its way on Wednesday.

The period in between was marked by

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School Principal Eats Students’ Leftovers To Warn Them Against Food Wastage

Wasting food is something all of us should avoid. It is extremely vital to teach young children the importance of having the privilege of eating all three meals. In order to pass on the same message to his students, a school principal from central China is opting to walk the talk. 

Wang Yongxin, head of a private secondary school in Oiyang, Hunan province is apparently eating students’ leftovers from the school cafeteria to warn them against food waste. 


A video of the incident showed Mr Wang standing near the cafeteria dustbin and stopping students from discarding their meals, and

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Volusia County organization provides school supplies, food, and vaccines for students

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Sierra Epps brought her two sons and her nephew to this food drive outside Mainland High School in Daytona Beach Thursday.

Epps said her oldest, who is going to middle school, got his vaccine just in time for his first day of school on Aug. 16.

“School is getting ready to start and kids get sick all the time so it’s really good to have everyone vaccinated,” Epps said.

Since her son got the vaccine, he also got a “shot” at getting free ham, too.

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