Presentation on theme: "WINNING OVER SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS Ron Adams, SNS Director of Food Services Portland Public Schools, ME Marla Caplon, RD, LD Director of Food and."— Presentation transcript:
WINNING OVER SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS Ron Adams, SNS Director of Food Services Portland Public Schools, ME Marla Caplon, RD, LD Director of Food and Nutrition Services Montgomery County Public Schools March 2, 2014
Portland Maine Public Schools Largest district in Maine, 7,000 students, 1,243 staff 16 school buildings, 2 island schools, 3 contract sites 2 full service kitchens, 5 satellite kitchens, 1 central kitchen, 9 schools no kitchen at all Maines most diverse population 51% Free, 2% Reduced meal eligible $3M Budget: $1.4M Food
Portland High School
East End Community School Satellite Kitchen
WHAT WE DO… 50 regular staff plus 6 substitutes 11 school gardens USDA Farm to School Grant 2012 Maine Harvest Lunch Week PK-12 50,000# produce, 14,000# protein in 2013 Local Lunch every Thursday for 2014 Mayors Initiative-triple our local spending from 10 to 30% plus dairy for 50% local!
LOCAL LUNCH THURSDAYS
MAKE FRIENDS FAST School Health Coordinator Public Health Health Advocates SNA network and state SNA Superintendent and Board of Education City Hall and Finance Department Hunger groups, food bank, soup kitchen Share Our Strength State and National Legislators
FRIENDS LED TO CDC $$ Regional public health application to transform the food service program with stimulus funding. Updated ten satellite kitchens Passed tough Wellness Policy Trained staff, boosted local fresh foods Over $400,000 invested in equipment, staff and training
Equipment $ Training $
MAINE SNA FRIENDS
KNOW YOUR NUMBERS
USE THIS FOR LEVERAGE
FOR A NEW CENTRAL KITCHEN 18,000 SQUARE FEET
AND THIS, AND MORE!
Montgomery County Public Schools 16 th Largest School System in the United States 202 schools Student Population 151,289 Official FARMS 34.27%
Programs Breakfast and Lunch Universal breakfast in 52 schools Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program After school snack program After school supper program Summer Food Service Program Commodity Program Child and Adult Care Food Program Catering
Board of Education/Superintendent Make yourself known!! Tout your programs!! Provide a service!!
Principals Top priority!! Be a proven resource! Develop relationships!
School staff They know it all…. So win them over!
School staff, continued Attend staff meetings Bring samples!
Parents PTA meetings – get on the agenda Bring samples Attend back to school night Be transparent Listen
Parents and community Be transparent and honest Be present Educate, educate, educate Listen