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Cooking up Ratatouille for School Lunches, Farm to School Style!
Winnebago County Farm to School and the food service staff from Omro, Winneconne, and Oshkosh school districts are teaming up to prepare and freeze 1250 lbs of Ratatouille sauce to be served this school year. The sauce will feature locally-grown tomatoes, squash, eggplant, peppers, onions, garlic, and fresh herbs from farms within a 50 mile radius. Over 12,000 students will have the opportunity to eat the ratatouille sauce in their school lunch in various dishes like pasta, wraps, and pizza. Fun school events will be held to promote the sauce, like showing clips of the movie Ratatouille, sending home colorful fliers with nutrition information, recipes and games, and having volunteers hand out samples of the dish while inspiring the children to try it.
Kid Friendly Recipes Featured on Healthy Oshkosh
Our own Sabina Bastias and Emily Dieringer were recently featured on the Oshkosh Northwestern's Healthy Oshkosh making kid-friendly guacamole! Find the recipe, and some others here!
Drive Your Bike to Get From Here to There
Whether it be to work, or to the store, to the library or to the park, making that trip by bike can be easier than you think. We're trying to make biking more likely to happen! Visit the DYB page for more details about how easy it is to get up and ride. Register for our kickoff rides on April 26 at the 20th Ave YMCA, part of Healthy Kids Day!
re:TH!NK Receives USDA Grant to Increase Local Foods in School Cafeterias
re:TH!NK and the Winnebago County Health Department are pleased to announce that they are one of 71 projects spanning 42 states and the District of Columbia receiving support this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm to School Program, an effort to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers. Read more...
eatsmart! at Local Restaurants
We've partnered with several area restaurants to bring you eatsmart! a new initiative highlighting menu items that get a "thumbs up" from local health professionals. The eatsmart! icon clearly identifies our menu items that you can eat everyday. For more information on the project and to see which restaurants are participating visit our re:TH!NK nutrition page or the eatsmart! website at eatsmartwi.com.