USDA FARMER TO FAMILIES BOXES UPDATE-
NO BOXES THIS WEDNESDAY :(
Extended Summer Meal Service
Meals available for pick-up on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!
Nutrition Services at Jackson Public Schools is based at the Operations Center across from Hunt Elementary at 1401 N. Brown St. We are committed to educate and model to others proper nutrition, which helps students succeed physically and academically. You can contact us at (517) 841-2690.
The Food Service Department provides breakfast and lunch daily at all of Jackson Public School’s facilities. Snacks are served at after-school educational programs. A dinner program is available at many schools for students who are enrolled in after-school programs.
Catering services are available both on and off-site for school and community events. Please call (517) 841-2174 for more information or to place an order. You may also email Stephen Trout or call his cell phone at (517) 395-0391.
The Food Service Team appreciates your input and may be contacted via phone or email - please check the Food Services - Staff page for details.
Nutrition News!FUN FACTS:Kiwifruit (or Kiwi) - grow on a kiwi vine. It is normally eaten raw or in the form of juices. For marketing reasons , the U.S. renamed the fruit after the kiwi bird because the brown skin of the fruit is similar to that of the feathers of New Zealand's national bird ~ the kiwi. Italy, New Zealand and Chile are the major producers of the fruit. The high levels of vitamin C boost your immune system and help prevent the development of the flu.Collard Greens - area broad-leafed vegetable. They are the oldest memeber of the cabbage family, and a staple vegetable in Southern U.S. cuisine. Unlike cabbage they do not form a head. Collards are ususally cooked before eating. Steam, stew, cook in a broth, or add to stir fries or other recipes to boost the nutrients. Wash thouroughly before using and do not overcook as the leaves become bitter. They are heart-health and aid in digestion.Black Pepper - grows on vines in clusters like grapes. When mature, the peppercorns are harvested and immersed in boiling water causing them to turn brown or black. Then they are spread to dry for 3 or 4 days. Vietnam is the world's largest producer and exporter. The U.S. is the largest importer! Store in airtight containers as the pepper loses it's flavor and aroma through evaporation. Pepper helps your stomach digest foods.Check for more information on these fruits and vegetables in the school cafeteria.
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