Transitioning from heat-and-serve to scratch-cooked school food is a multi-year effort that requires substantial change within schools and across districts. A transition such as this can be challenging, which is where the Get Schools Cooking (GSC) program comes in. GSC provides districts the guidance and expertise needed to implement a successful transition to fresh and healthy school food. The GSC program provides travel for a kick-off workshop in Boulder, CO; an on-site operational assessment; strategic planning; a $35,000 systems grant to cover items such as equipment, staff training, and data solutions; and continued technical support to implement the strategic plan.
This webinar will present an overview of the Get Schools Cooking application process and program components. During this webinar, you'll also hear from Amber Watson, Director of Nutrition Services for Marysville Joint Unified School District (MJUSD) in CA. MJUSD is a 2018 program recipient and Director Watson will share her experience in the program and where her district is at today.