• School Nutrition In the News

  • 10/24/2018:
    "What Gen Z wants to eat"   
    In an attempt to appeal to Gen Z's "on-the-move" lifestyle, Executive Director Chris Burkhardt talks about the portable meal strategies he implements in all CMSD cafeterias.
    Click here to read the article on www.foodservicedirector.com. 

    Gingerella, Benita. "What Gen Z..." Foodservicedirector.com, 24 Oct. 2018.

  • 05/25/2018:
    "CMSD, partners to serve summer meals"   
    School Nutrition at CMSD, in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, will make sure children and their families stay fed over the summer by serving nutritious meals at 15 school sites all summer long.

    Click here to read the article on www.clevelandmetroschools.org.
     Summer Meals Sign - Gallagher

    CMSD News Bureau. "CMSD, partners to serve..." Clevelandmetroschools.org, 25 May 2018.

  • 04/05/2018:
    "Cafeteria manager goes the extra mile to lift students' self-esteem"   
    Ethel Hicks, the Assistant Manager at Marion C. Seltzer Elementary School, went above and beyond the call of duty last summer when she applied for and received a grant from Neighborhood Connections. With the funds she received, she founded Beyond Outlets, an after-school program designed to help growing girls be comfortable in their own skin and discover new passions. She was recognized as the 2017 Operations Employee of the Year for her efforts and dedication to students.
    Click here to read the article on www.clevelandmetroschools.org.
    Ethel Hicks

    CMSD News Bureau. "Cafeteria manager goes..." Clevelandmetroschools.org, 5 Apr. 2018.

  • 03/13/2018:
    "You won't believe what school lunches look like these days"   

    School Nutrition leaders in Ohio, including Executive Director Chris Burkhardt, talked to Cleveland Magazine about meal time strategies they use to offer healthy and diverse food options that students enjoy.
    Click here to read the article on www.clevelandmagazine.com.

    Hampshire, Kristen. "You won't believe..." Clevelandmagazine.com, 13 Mar. 2018.

  • 03/08/2018:
    "Great Lakes Day; East Cleveland Salvation Army; National School Breakfast Week"   
    March 5th through March 9th is National School Breakfast week, with this years theme being "I ♥ School Breakfast!" Executive Chris Burkhardt explains to Ideastream why breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. Chris's interview segment begins at the 21-minute mark.
    Click here to watch the interview on www.ideastream.org.
    National School Breakfast Week

    Snipes, Darielle. "Great Lakes Day..." Ideastream.org8 Mar. 2018.

  • 03/06/2018:
    "How do schools manage gluten restrictions in the lunchroom?"   

    Cleveland.com contacted School Nutrition's registered dietitian, Amanda Vallee, to discuss the trendy topic of gluten-free diets. Amanda details the steps she takes to ensure a student's gluten free dietary needs in the District are handled appropriately at meal times.
    Click here to read the article on www.cleveland.com.

    Drown, Hannah. "How do schools manage...?" Cleveland.com6 Mar. 2018.

  • 01/29/2018:
    "Ohio schools react to proposed nutrition guidelines changes"   

    WOSU Public Media spoke with school nutrition and education leaders in Ohio regarding the proposed changes to federal nutrition standards for school meals, including Executive Director Chris Burkhardt.
    Click here to read the article on www.radio.wosu.org.

    Marra, Ashton. "Ohio schools react to proposed..." WOSU29 Jan. 2018.

  • 11/08/2017:
    "The garbage can test: How CMSD is keeping lunches out of the trash"   

    In an interview with WKYC, Executive Director Chris Burkhardt describes strategies taken by the School Nutrition Department to ensure that food waste at school is minimal.
    Click here to read the article on www.wkyc.com.
    Click here to watch the interview, which took place in Joseph Gallagher Elementary School.

    Kyle, Maureen. "The garbage can test: How CMSD..." WKYC, 8 Nov. 2017.

  • 08/17/2017:
    "Is school lunch too bland? Just add a squirt of Chile Garlic or General Tso's"   

    Executive Director Chris Burkhardt speaks to the Plain Dealer about the new Flavor Stations that opened up at the beginning of the 2017 - 2018 school year.
    Click here to read the article on www.cleveland.com.
    Click here to watch the Flavor Station discussion, which took place at Max S. Hayes High School.

    O'Donnell, Patrick. "Is school lunch...? Just add..." The Plain Dealer, 17 Aug. 2017.