WaveCrest Heroes: Rita Manzo

12/17/2018

It’s a story reminiscent of the tale of the group of friends who have been playing a game of tag for 30+ years. And while this tale may not be as old or complex, it’s...

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Blender Bikes Stir Up Flavor At Schools

12/12/2018

Curious looks were mixed with hesitation by some and excitement by others as VIDA students and staff encountered a table filled with small cups of green liquid next to a stationary cycle sporting a blender...

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WaveCrest Heroes: Teresa Sharp

12/10/2018

Our team at WaveCrest Cafe is fantastic. Not only do they serve hundreds of meals in a short amount of time, but they make our cafeterias friendly, safe and welcoming spaces for all of our...

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Hacking Your Snacks! / Organización de los refrigerios

11/28/2018

Planning for healthy snacks can help satisfy hunger between meals and keep you moving toward your food group goals. We've got a collection of ideas and tips that can help you to make snack time...

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ROMAINE LETTUCE NOTICE

11/26/2018

UPDATE: November 30, 2018 We will resume serving romaine lettuce on Monday, December 3, 2018. We will only source lettuce from areas not affected by the recent recall.   ORIGINAL POST: November 26, 2018 ROMAINE...

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10 Tips For Families: Building Healthy Mealtime Habits

11/15/2018

Our friends at MyPlate keep developing some great resources. One of the latest os a tip sheet for families to help develop healthy habits at mealtimes. While geared for younger children in preschool and elementary...

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Virtual Reality Farming?

11/14/2018

On Thursday and Friday, November 8th and 9th, 3rd grade students at Empresa Elementary School had the opportunity to experience the “Seed Survivor” mobile learning unit, a partnership between agriculture company Nutrien and the California Foundation For...

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Fear Factor Taste Challenge: Halloween Edition

11/08/2018

Halloween had extra flavor to it at Bobier Elementary School this year, as WaveCrest Cafe hosted a very special Fear Factor Taste Challenge event for the Broncos. Students were invited to taste six food items,...

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How many fruits and vegetables do I need?

10/17/2018

Why do I need to eat fruits and vegetables? Fruits and vegetables provide us with many health benefits and nutrients that we would not be able to get otherwise. There’s no such thing as an...

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Farm To School Month: We Support California Farmers

10/15/2018

October is Farm To School Month, when school districts around the country step up their local procurement, try in-class taste tests of different produce, and introduce new foods to school meals. Vista Unified School District...

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Celebrating VUSD Gold Winners of HealthierUS School Challenge!

10/12/2018

Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) was a spectacle yesterday. Power Panther (the USDA mascot), 200 5th grade students, Gertrude the dairy cow, the Boys & Girls Club of Vista, and over two...

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October Harvest Of The Month Tasting Parties: Pears

10/09/2018

Every month, Vista Unified teachers have access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables for classroom taste tests. This fun activity, part of our Farm To School program, features a Harvest Of The Month based...

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Congratulations to Grapevine on the Silver Spike Award!

10/02/2018

We’re excited to announce that the WaveCrest Cafe kitchen staff at Grapevine Elementary is the recipient of the very first Silver Spike Award! The Silver Spike Award recognizes a WaveCrest Cafe team that has forged...

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Celebrating National Food Service Workers Day at VUSD

09/25/2018

Today we’re celebrating National Food Service Workers Day by introducing some of the hard working people who feed our students every day. Get to know your WaveCrest Cafe staff! Letha McWey, Vista High School Letha...

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Fall Farmers Markets For All Vista Elementary Schools

09/21/2018

This fall, every Vista Unified elementary school is getting a visit from a farmers market! Hosted by Food 4 Thought (and your lovely Child Nutrition Services department), students will get to pick their own fresh,...

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Open Call for Wellness Council Site Reps!

09/20/2018

Are you interested in supporting wellness throughout Vista Unified School District? We’re looking for anyone in the district community (staff, parents, and community members) to be part of our Wellness Council and help shape the...

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WaveCrest Cafe Featured On “Salad Bar Heroes” Blog

09/12/2018

WaveCrest Cafe was recently featured on the Salad Bar Heroes blog, part of Salad Bars 2 Schools, a program that began in 2010 when four partner organizations that had all been doing similar work joined forces....

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Fear Factor Food Challenge at Hannalei

09/10/2018

Last Wednesday the students at Hannalei Elementary got a lunchtime surprise: a Fear Factor Food Challenge! The challenge is simple: try five different foods and earn a colorful sticker announcing “I survived the Fear Factor...

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A guide to USDA school nutrition guidelines

08/27/2018

You probably know that your school cafeteria has to follow USDA guidelines for child nutrition. But do you know what those guidelines are or how they impact your school lunch choices? A recent history of...

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Tour de Fresh cycling event raises funds for new salad bars

08/01/2018

WaveCrest Cafe is thrilled to have been selected as 1 of 4 school districts in the country to be a recipient of several new salad bars for some of our elementary schools. One of the...

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We Have A New Online Payment Provider

07/16/2018

UPDATE: November 26, 2018 We are pleased to share the news that our online payment provider, K12 Payment Center, has launched a mobile app that will allow users to manage their accounts. The app is...

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Summer Meals Kickoff at Boys & Girls Club of Vista

06/13/2018

A dozen lucky kids attending summer day camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista helped kickoff the Summer Meals program yesterday. Hosted by Vista Unified School District and funded by the USDA, Summer...

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2018 Summer Meals Program: June 8 – August 10

05/21/2018

Summer Meals Program Runs June 8 - August 1 Click here for summer meals menus, locations, dates and times. Summer break may be drawing ever closer, but that doesn’t mean we stop feeding our community....

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Alamosa Park Students are Lean and Green

05/15/2018

Once upon a time, there was a magical kingdom called Alamosa Park Elementary. Every day, the students learned their lessons, ate their lunch, and played during recess. One day, a royal family came to the...

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April Harvest of the Month Tasting Parties: Grapefruit

04/16/2018

School all across the district are participating in Harvest of the Month tasting parties. In April we're celebrating the grapefruit! Scroll to see photos and quotes from our students about their Harvest of the Month...

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