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School Nutrition wins Award for Summer Feeding Bookmark

School Nutrition wins Award for Summer Feeding
OPS Wins National Summer Feeding Award

 

The United States Department of Agriculture recently recognized Owensboro Public Schools with its silver Turnip the Beet award for OPS’ Summer Feeding Program.  This is the inaugural year for the Turnip the Beet award.  According to the USDA website, the awards recognize Summer Meal Program sponsors who work hard to offer high quality meals that are appetizing, appealing and nutritious.  Summer sites have the opportunity to positively impact children’s healthy development offering nutritious meals and encouraging children to develop health habits at a young age.

 

“When you receive national recognition for your work to improve the lives of your students, it’s an absolute honor,” said Kaitlyn Blankendaal, OPS food service supervisor.

 

“Our staff works tirelessly in the summer heat to provide basic needs for kids,” said Lisa McCarty, chief operating officer.

 

Forty-nine sponsors from across the country earned awards.   Two Kentucky programs including OPS won awards.

 

“Our new summer feeding mobile was a huge hit in its first summer.  It allowed us to adjust some of our feeding sites to where the kids were around mealtimes.  Any time you can take the food to the kids and make it easier for them to get a nutritious meal, it’s a huge benefit for them,” said Deanna Sanders, food service administrative assistant.

 

In Summer 2016 - OPS Summer Feeding serves over 50,000 meals a summer at 32 sites. 

NEWSLETTER

SUMMER 2017 SITE FLYER Bookmark

SUMMER 2017 SITE FLYER
2017 SUMMER FEEDING SITE FLYER

COME EAT WITH US THIS SUMMER - 18 AND UNDER EAT FREE

Summer17 Site Flyer

Mobile Meals -Summer 2017 Bookmark

Mobile Meals -Summer 2017

SUMMER 2017 - OPS School Nutrition will have two mobile feeding sites bringing free meals (children 18 and under) closer to home.

Be sure to look at both pages!

WE ARE ON THE MOVE - OPS MOBILE SUMMER FEEDING SITES Bookmark

WE ARE ON THE MOVE - OPS MOBILE SUMMER FEEDING SITES

LOCATIONS INCLUDE DAVIESS CO. COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, CADILLAC, COLONEL HOUSE, AND THE BUDGET INN

SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER FOR DATES AND TIMES.

Mobile SF Site Flyer.pdf

Mobile SF Site Flyer_2016 - Spanish.pdf 

National School Breakfast Week Bookmark

National School Breakfast Week

MARCH 7TH - 11TH, 2016

Owensboro Public Schools will be celebrating National School Breakfast Week in style.

In the elementary schools, students will receive a small item each morning they eat breakfast at school.

In the middle and high schools, student will receive a chance at larger prizes each morning they eat breakfast at school.

The breakfast menus have been 'Rised and Shined' to include new products and shaken up names for current products.

Please check out the backpack flyers! (English and Spanish versions available)

NSBW2016Backpack.pdf

2016NSBWBackpackSPANISH.pdf

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