Last year, we began accompanying schools as they implemented a new food policy. We started with École Brassard-St-Patrice. School administrators wanted to make changes in the cafeteria first.
Therefore, the two pavilions’ food concessions took part.
We studied menus, improved recipes, and worked to equip food producers with the tools they needed for the long run - the cornerstones of the process. We weren’t interested in temporary change, but rather in helping food concessions gain the skills they needed to evaluate the menus themselves.
«Accommodating and adopting new practices to meet the growing demand for nutrition and diversity.»
To support this initiative, the school’s Parent Participation Organization provided assistance at tasting events, and young leaders did their part by serving the food. The idea was to expose young people to new recipes and, in the process, get the parents involved by sending the recipes home for them to try.
This year again, the programme will include promotional activities.
In the meantime, we’d like to welcome La Retenue, a new food concession for the St- Patrice pavilion. You can already join its Facebook group, «La Retenue Café St- Patrice». You’ll find photos of its platters of the day, menus and, coming soon, recipes and tricks from its chef, Sébastien.
Also, for your information, the National School Food Conference will take place in Montreal from November 12 to 14, 2015.
What’s the next step in the school food policy? Implementing changes in the Brassard-St-Patrice daycare, and working with another food concession that will impact several schools! Stay tuned...
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