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Whitsons School Nutrition

Postby LM » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:21 pm

According to the school website, Timberlane is now using Whitsons School Nutrition instead of Cafe Services. Does anyone know why the change was made?
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Re: Whitsons School Nutrition

Postby michelle_oneil » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:41 am

June 7th School Board Meeting:
http://vimeo.com/43674665
Beginning at 27:22
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Re: Whitsons School Nutrition

Postby michelle_oneil » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:42 am

Bottom line: the contract was up.
They went out to bid.
They found a comparable provider that has higher quality food.
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Re: Whitsons School Nutrition

Postby Rob C » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:46 pm

As Michelle said, comparable price for much better food. Seemed like a no brainier to me.

No high fructose corn syrup, boar's head brand meats, fresh vegetables pre-sliced, unlimited vegetables for same price for each child, etc...

I have all details if anyone would like me to post them.

One other benefit I thought was tremendous is they will have one of their employees dress as a chef and tour the schools at lunch introducing the kids to new foods and educating about nutrition. This happens monthly and one example given was smoothies. The chef made a small sample for every child to try.

All of this is in detail in the video link Michelle sent.
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Re: Whitsons School Nutrition

Postby russh » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:24 am

Rob C wrote:No high fructose corn syrup, boar's head brand meats, fresh vegetables pre-sliced, unlimited vegetables for same price for each child, etc...


I am very happy to hear this.
“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.” – Mark Twain

My email, for any town related business: russ.harding@live.com
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Re: Whitsons School Nutrition

Postby LM » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:01 pm

Thanks, Rob and Michelle, for the info.
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