Our School Food Service Director, Erika Dolan, was recognized for her outstanding work by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Northeast Regional office. She was featured in the USDA’s first publication of The Cafeteria Chronicles.
The Cafeteria Chronicles aims to highlight school food directors and school personnel throughout the Northeast Region who are leading the lunch line. The individuals profiled share a commitment to serving the healthiest school meals possible; a commitment to their staff; a commitment to their students and commitment to their community.
Our School Food Service Director, Erika Dolan, was part of the New School Cuisine cookbook project.
New School Cuisine is the first of its kind—a cookbook for school cooks, by school cooks. Developed by Vermont school nutrition professionals with support from the New England Culinary Institute, this cookbook includes 78 kid-tested and approved recipes that meet the new USDA dietary guidelines and feature local, seasonal foods. It's a practical resource for child nutrition programs as each recipe is in USDA format, yields school-sized quantities, includes a nutritional analysis, and contains information on the specific food components that credit towards meeting the USDA meal pattern. New School Cuisine was created by VT FEED, the Vermont Agency of Education’s Child Nutrition Program, and the School Nutrition Association of Vermont.