February 2024 Nutrition Newsletter

02/01/2024

FEBRUARY 2024 WAVECREST CAFE NUTRITION NEWSLETTER   In this issue: • Farm 2 School Spotlight: Sunrise Kiwi • Menu Spotlight: Chicken Tenders, Regular + Hot & Spicy • Staff Spotlight: Randi Rudolph • Harvest Of...

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Boletín de nutrición de WaveCrest Febrero 2024

02/01/2024

Boletín de nutrición de WaveCrest – Febrero de 2024   En este número: • Alimento destacado del Programa Farm 2 School: Sunrise Kiwi • Platillo destacado del menú: Chicken Tenders, Regular + Hot & Spicy...

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Meet Our Team: Alex Ibanez from Rancho Minerva Middle School

01/23/2024

Meet Our Team: Alex Ibanez As anyone at Rancho Minerva Middle School knows, a smile from Alex Ibanez will brighten your day and lift you up. Alex leads a fantastic team that cares for each...

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January Farm to School Spotlight: Stehly Farms Organics

01/16/2024

Farm 2 School Spotlight: Stehly Farms Organics We began working with Valley Center-based Stehly Farms Organics during the 2022-23 school year and are thrilled to continue having them as a partner. In fact, the Salad Greens for...

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January Harvest of The Month: Salad Greens

01/12/2024

Harvest of the Month: Salad Greens The featured item for January is salad greens! Salad greens consist of hundreds of varieties of different lettuce, which is part of the sunflower family. Initially, a lettuce plant...

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January 2024 Nutrition Newsletter

01/09/2024

JANUARY 2024 WAVECREST CAFE NUTRITION NEWSLETTER   In this issue: • Farm 2 School Spotlight: Stehly Farms Organic • Menu Survey Results Recap • Staff Spotlight: Alex Ibanez • Harvest Of The Month: Salad Greens...

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Boletín de nutrición de WaveCrest – Enero de 2024

01/09/2024

Boletín de nutrición de WaveCrest – Enero de 2024   En este número: • Destacado de Farm 2 School: Stehly Farms Organic • Resumen de los resultados de la encuesta de menú • Destacado del...

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December 2023 Nutrition Newsletter

12/01/2023

  DECEMBER 2023 WAVECREST CAFE NUTRITION NEWSLETTER   In this issue: • Menu Survey Available Until Dec. 8 • Staff Spotlight: Deanna Wilson • Menu Spotlight: Fiesta Taco Bar • Farm 2 School Spotlight: Smit...

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Boletín de nutrición de WaveCrest – Diciembre de 2023

12/01/2023

Boletín de nutrición de WaveCrest - Diciembre de 2023   En esta edición: • Encuesta del menú disponible hasta el 8 de diciembre. • Destacado del personal: Deanna Wilson. • Destacado del menú: Fiesta Taco...

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Featured Menu Items: Winter 2023-24

11/27/2023

Join us for a quick look at just a few of the featured entrees on our Winter 2023-24 menu.   Fiesta Taco Bar: Build your perfect chicken taco bowl with this option. We provide all...

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Menu Spotlights: Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese + more

11/15/2023

MENU SPOTLIGHT: BUFFALO CHICKEN GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH + GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH   Grilled Cheese Sandwich: What could be better on a brisk winter day than delicious whole-wheat bread holding together grilled and melted cheese? Not...

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Harvest of the Month: Persimmons

11/10/2023

HARVEST OF THE MONTH: PERSIMMONS November’s featured food in our Harvest of the Month program is the persimmon. This one is full of surprises, as it isn’t always familiar to many of our students and...

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Boletín de nutrición de WaveCrest, noviembre de 2023

11/04/2023

Boletín de nutrición de WaveCrest, noviembre de 2023   En esta edición: • EL NUEVO MENÚ DE INVIERNO • COSECHA DEL MES: CAQUIS • PLATILLO DESTACADO DEL MENÚ • RECUERDOS DEL PROGRAMA FARM 2 SCHOOL...

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November 2023 Nutrition Newsletter

11/03/2023

  NOVEMBER 2023 WAVECREST CAFE NUTRITION NEWSLETTER   In this issue: • New Winter Menu Starts November 6th • Harvest of the Month Featured Food • Menu Spotlight: Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich + Classic...

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October 2023 Nutrition Newsletter

10/03/2023

  OCTOBER 2023 WAVECREST CAFE NUTRITION NEWSLETTER   In this issue: • National Farm 2 School Month • Harvest of the Month Featured Food • Menu Spotlight: Bean & Cheese Pupusa • National School Lunch...

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Boletín de nutrición de WaveCrest Octubre de 2023

10/03/2023

Boletín de nutrición de WaveCrest Octubre de 2023   En esta edición: • Mes Nacional de Farm to School • Cosecha del mes • Platillo destacado del menú  • Semana Nacional del Almuerzo Escolar •...

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September 2023 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter

09/05/2023

  SEPTEMBER 2023 WAVECREST CAFE NUTRITION NEWSLETTER   In this issue: • Harvest of the Month • Menu Spotlight: Chicken Tamales • Practice Worksheet for Meals • Job & career opportunities   HARVEST OF THE...

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Boletín informativo WaveCrest de Septiembre de 2023

09/05/2023

  Boletín informativo WaveCrest de Septiembre de 2023   En esta edició: • Cosecha del mes • Menú Destacado: Tamales de Pollo • Practique con su hijo/a: ingresar su identificación en un teclado • ¡Estamos...

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Back To School Mini-Newsletter: August 2023

08/15/2023

  Welcome Back To School! Welcome to our back-to-school mini-newsletter. We’ll have a full update in September, but to kick off the year we wanted to give you a warm welcome and a few highlights....

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Agosto de 2023 WaveCrest Cafe Mini-Boletín de Regreso a la Escuela

08/15/2023

¡Bienvenido de nuevo a la escuela! Bienvenido a nuestro mini-boletín de regreso a la escuela. Tendremos una actualización completa en septiembre, pero para comenzar el año queríamos darle una cálida bienvenida y compartir algunos aspectos...

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June 2023 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter

06/06/2023

    Dine With Us All Summer! Summer Meals Program Runs June 12 - August 9 While June 7th is the last day of the school year, our dedicated team is gearing up for a...

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Boletín de nutrición de WaveCrest, junio de 2023

06/06/2023

  ¡Disfrute de nuestras comidas escolares todo el verano! El programa de comidas escolares de verano tendrá lugar del 12 de junio al 9 de agosto   Si bien el 7 de junio es el...

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May 2023 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter

05/01/2023

May 5th Is School Lunch Hero Day. Celebrate Your School’s Cafeteria Stars! Starting in 2013, the first Friday of May has been designated as School Lunch Hero Day. The day was established as a collaboration...

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BOLETÍN DE NUTRICION WAVECREST MAYO DE 2023

05/01/2023

El 5 de mayo es el Día del Héroe del Almuerzo Escolar - ¡Celebre a las estrellas de la cafetería de su escuela! Desde 2013, el primer viernes de mayo se celebra el Día del...

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April 2023 WaveCrest Newsletter

04/05/2023

  FARM 2 SCHOOL Updates: Farmers Markets Return When we discuss our Farm to School program, one of the three pillars that it includes is Nutrition Education. For WaveCrest Cafe that can mean our popular...

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BOLETÍN DE NUTRICIÓN DE WAVECREST ABRIL DE 2023

04/05/2023

  Actualización del programa Farm To School (De la Granja a la Escuela): ¡Vuelven los mercados agrícolas! Uno de los tres pilares que integran nuestro programa Farm to School es la educación nutricional. WaveCrest Café...

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Farmers Markets: Spring 2023

04/05/2023

During the third week of March, five VUSD schools were visited by Food 4 Thought over the course of three days, bringing unforgettable - and delicious - learning experiences to our students.   Attendees at...

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March 2023 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter

03/02/2023

  NEW MENU STARTS MARCH 6th Our new Spring menu launches on March 6th! Click here to see the full menu.   As always, our menu superstars have been working to develop tasty new options...

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BOLETÍN DE NUTRICIÓN DE WAVECREST MARZO DE 2023

03/02/2023

  NUEVO MENÚ A PARTIR DEL 6 DE MARZO ¡Nuestro nuevo menú estará disponible a partir del 6 de marzo! Haga clic aquí para verlo completo.   Como siempre, nuestros excelentes creadores del menú han...

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February 2023 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter

02/07/2023

WELCOME OUR NEW DIRECTOR, KARLY WASUNG A little over a year ago we introduced you to Karolyn (Karly) Wasung, who joined us as our Operations Manager. Karly is an integral part of our team who...

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Boletín de nutrición de WaveCrest Febrero de 2023

02/07/2023

LE DAMOS LA BIENVENIDA A KARLY WASUNG, NUESTRA NUEVA DIRECTORA Hace poco más de un año les presentamos a Karolyn (Karly) Wasung, quien se unió a nuestro equipo como directora de operaciones. Karly es una...

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January 2023 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter

01/10/2023

  NEW SMOKER USHERS IN THE YEAR WITH FLAVOR Just in time for the cooler months comes some warm and cozy flavor courtesy of a new smoker. Thanks to an equipment grant, our team has...

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Boletín de nutrición de WaveCrest Enero de 2023

01/10/2023

  INICIAMOS EL AÑO CON SABOR GRACIAS A UN NUEVO AHUMADOR DE ALIMENTOS Justo a tiempo para los meses más fríos, llegan platillos con un sabor cálido y reconfortante, cortesía de un nuevo ahumador de...

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DECEMBER NUTRITION NEWSLETTER

12/01/2022

FARM TO SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: 80,000 LBS. OF CALIFORNIA PRODUCE Our Farm to School program is one of the most robust in California, and our team has been committed to Farm to School for years. As...

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BOLETÍN DE NUTRICIÓN DE WAVECREST, DICIEMBRE DE 2022

12/01/2022

  INFORMACIÓN RELEVANTE SOBRE EL PROGRAMA FARM TO SCOOL (DE LA GRANJA A LA ESCUELA): SE HAN COMPRADO 80,000 LIBRAS DE PRODUCTOS AGRÍCOLAS CULTIVADOS EN CALIFORNIA Nuestro programa Farm to School es uno de los...

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NOVEMBER NUTRITION NEWSLETTER

11/03/2022

NEW WINTER MENU STARTS 11/7 Our new Winter menu launches on November 7th! Click here to see the full menu.   Our team has been hard at work designing a menu that introduces several brand–new...

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BOLETÍN DE NUTRICIÓN DE WAVECREST, NOVIEMBRE DE 2022

11/03/2022

EL NUEVO MENÚ DE INVIERNO ESTARÁ DISPONIBLE A PARTIR DEL 7 DE NOVIEMBRE Nuestro nuevo menú de invierno estará disponible a partir del 7 de noviembre. Haga clic aquí para verlo completo.   Nuestro equipo...

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Farmers Markets Return!

11/01/2022

October 26th & 27th saw the return of our friends from Food 4 Thought to host Farmers Market events at Empresa, Alamosa, Breeze Hill, and Maryland Elementary. Students learned about where much of the food...

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Farmer Spotlight: Stehly Farms

10/14/2022

We’re thrilled to have added foods from Stehly Farms Organics to our mix this year. This farm, based in nearby Valley Center, is the latest local grower to join our Farm To School push to...

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LOCAL PROVIDER SPOTLIGHT: COLORS GOURMET PIZZA

10/12/2022

  [caption id="attachment_1966" align="alignleft" width="300"] WaveCrest pepperoni pizza, a perennial favorite.[/caption] Chef Martial Bricnet of Colors Gourmet Pizza Not only is WaveCrest Pizza one of our most popular entrees, but it features one of the...

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FEATURED FARMER: VALLIWIDE ORGANIC FARMS

10/10/2022

FEATURED FARMER: VALLIWIDE ORGANIC FARMS     We’re thrilled to tell you a little bit about one of the farms that supply fresh, seasonal foods for our meals: ValliWide Organic Farms from Reedly, CA.  ...

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OCTOBER NUTRITION NEWSLETTER

10/04/2022

OCTOBER IS FARM TO SCHOOL MONTH!   October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections happening all over the country between children and local food.    Vista Unified has been...

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BOLETÍN DE NUTRICIÓN DE WAVECREST, OCTUBRE DE 2022

10/04/2022

  ¡OCTUBRE ES EL MES DE FARM TO SCHOOL (DE LA GRANJA A LA ESCUELA)!   Octubre es el Mes Nacional de Farm to School, una época para celebrar las conexiones que se dan en todo...

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Menu Changes: Friday, September 30th

09/28/2022

The following menu changes will take place Friday, September 30, 2022:   These school sites will be offering Fish Sticks & Crackers instead of Mac & Cheese: Alamosa Empresa Mission Meadows Hannalei Breeze Hill These...

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Scarlett Smith

09/21/2022

Staff Spotlight: Scarlett Smith, Nutrition Education & Training Supervisor   As a new school year starts, we’ve got a wonderful new addition to our team. Scarlett Smith is WaveCrest Cafe’s new Nutrition Education & Training...

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September Nutrition Newsletter

09/01/2022

FALL MENU Our fall menu is now live and ready to view here: https://wavecrestcafe.com/menu/  We’ve got plenty of tasty new menu items in store, and are happy to be working with local vendors and farmers....

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Boletín de nutrición de WaveCrest, septiembre de 2022

09/01/2022

  MENÚ DE OTOÑO Nuestro menú de otoño está disponible en línea: https://wavecrestcafe.com/menu/.  Tenemos una gran variedad de comidas disponibles y nos complace poder trabajar con comerciantes y agricultores locales.    Menú nuevo Nuestro equipo...

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Triennial Wellness Report Completed

08/08/2022

Every three years we are required to conduct a wellness report to measure how we are meeting our goals as a nutrition department and by school site.   The full report can be downloaded here,...

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Farm To Summer Week Is June 20-24!

06/17/2022

June 20 - 24, 2022 is National Farm 2 Summer Week! We're celebrating Farm 2 School programs with fun and healthy activities and tips for families to have a healthy & delicious summer.   We'll...

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Junio de 2022 Boletín de Nutrición

06/09/2022

  ¡Prepárense para las comidas de verano! El programa de servicio de alimentos de verano se llevará a cabo del 13 de junio al 12 de agosto Las vacaciones de verano se aproximan, pero eso...

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June 2022 Nutrition Newsletter

06/09/2022

Get Ready For Summer Meals!   Summer Meals Program Runs June 13 - August 12 Summer break may be getting closer, but that doesn’t mean we stop feeding our community. Our WaveCrest Cafe team will...

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May 2022 Nutrition Newsletter

05/04/2022

Farmers' Markets Are Back!     We’re thrilled to be able to bring back our friends from Food 4 Thought to host Farmers Market events at 9 of our elementary schools. Throughout April and May,...

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Mayo de 2022 Boletín de Nutrición

05/04/2022

  ¡Vuelven los mercados de productos agrícolas locales! Estamos encantados de poder traer nuevamente a nuestros amigos de la compañía Food 4 Thought para organizar eventos de mercados de productos agrícolas locales en nueve de...

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Blender Bikes at Breeze Hill

04/27/2022

Our Blender Bikes made a return to Breeze Hill Elementary School on Friday, April 15th, bringing students a tasty and fun way to learn about healthy alternatives to sugary drinks. Nuestras bicicletas-licuadoras harán un regreso...

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April 2022 Newsletter

04/07/2022

Eat The Rainbow! Candy companies might want you to merely, "taste the rainbow," but we encourage you to eat it up and make your plate colorful year-round. There are so many delicious varieties of produce...

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ABRIL DE 2022 BOLETÍN DE NUTRICIÓN DE WAVECREST

04/07/2022

¡Saboree el arco iris! Es posible que las empresas de dulces quieran que se limite a tan solo «probar el arco iris», pero le animamos a que no solo lo pruebe, si no que lo...

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Blender Bikes Are Back! | ¡Vuelven las bicicletas para preparar licuados «blender bikes»!

03/25/2022

Thursday, March 24th was a great day for WaveCrest Cafe and the students at Alamosa Park Elementary School, as we returned to the school with our always-popular Blender Bikes.   Students and staff, including Principal...

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March 2022 Newsletter

03/17/2022

New Menu For Spring! It’s springtime in San Diego, and at WaveCrest Cafe that means we’re rolling out our brand new menu. Once again our team has put together a wonderful mix of perennial favorites...

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MARZO DE 2022 BOLETÍN DE NUTRICIÓN DE WAVECREST

03/17/2022

¡Nuevo menú para la primavera!   La primavera ha llegado a San Diego y eso significa que en WaveCrest Café estamos estrenando nuestro nuevo menú. Nuevamente, nuestro equipo ha preparado una estupenda mezcla de los...

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New Menu! Spring Menus Starts March 7, 2022

03/05/2022

New Menu For Spring! Once again our team has put together a wonderful mix of perennial favorites as well as some new entrees sure to delight our diners and provide the nutritional power needed for...

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Winter Menu Change

01/21/2022

Due to supply issues, we will no longer be serving the Vegetarian Chili Cheese Nachos. In their place we will serve the following:   ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Turkey & Cheese Sandwich MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Italian Sub Sandwich...

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Enero de 2022 Boletín de Nutrición de WaveCrest

01/17/2022

click here to view in English   click aquí para ver el comunicado Resultados de la encuesta sobre el menú de otoño Nuestra encuesta sobre el menú de otoño ya concluyó. Esta fue nuestra primera...

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Come Work With Us! Positions Open

01/17/2022

[caption id="attachment_5513" align="alignleft" width="350"] Come join our team![/caption] We've got a number of job openings for you to join our amazing WaveCrest Cafe team. OPEN POSITIONS Click here to view the job descriptions and apply.

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January 2022 Newsletter

01/17/2022

haga clic aquí para leer en español   Click here to see the statement click aquí para ver el comunicado   Fall Menu Survey Results Our Fall 2021 Menu Survey is complete. This was our...

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COVID UPDATE: January 2022

01/15/2022

desplácese hacia abajo para leer en español Child Nutrition Services COIVD-19 Update January 2022 Vista Unified’s Child Nutrition Services (CNS) Department is committed to providing your students with nutritious meals and quality service each and...

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Staff Spotlight: Karolyn Wasung

01/12/2022

desplácese hacia abajo para leer en español Our Staff Spotlight to kick off the new year is the newest member of the WaveCrest Cafe office team, Operations Manager Karolyn (Karly) Wasung. A San Diego native,...

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Beaumont School Garden Flourishes

01/10/2022

When Chris De La Cruz steps into one of the gardens at Beaumont Elementary (there are two) and asks, “who wants to see something cool?” The roar from students is infectious and the excitement they...

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Fall 2021 Survey Wrap-Up

01/09/2022

desplácese hacia abajo para leer en español Our Fall 2021 Menu Survey is complete. This was our first survey since March 2020 before Covid hit. Participation was significantly lower than past surveys, which we expected...

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WaveCrest Cooking Cart Brings Flavor To Your Classroom

11/30/2021

On the Friday before Halloween, students in Kim Arvidson’s 3rd-grade class at Empresa Elementary School were dressed in their favorite costumes (as was Mrs. Arvidson), looking at a table full of ingredients and a tall...

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How WaveCrest Cafe is Managing the Supply Chain

11/29/2021

One of the more significant stories of the past several months has been about the global supply chain. Or simply: how do the things we use every day get from where they are made (or...

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Take Our Fall 2021 Menu Survey

11/09/2021

Please take a few minutes and participate in our Fall 2021 Survey. This anonymous form lets you provide feedback, ideas, and suggestions for how we’re doing in serving our Vista Unified Community.    Click here...

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Winter Menu Launches Monday, November 8th

11/05/2021

Our brand new Winter 2021-22 menu is posted on our website. As always, we’ll be serving a variety of classic favorites and new entrees that we hope will become popular and long-running offerings.   Annual...

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WaveCrest Heroes: Rosie Farner

10/31/2021

School cafeteria staff are in a unique position where they can encounter almost every student, every day. That leads to unique opportunities to have meaningful and impactful encounters with students and staff outside of a...

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School meals are free in 2021-22!

08/15/2021

That’s right - all school meals for the 2021-22 school year are offered to students at no cost. That includes breakfast, lunch, and supper if your child’s school offers a supper option. We are grateful...

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Final Bulk Meal Distribution is August 11; School Starts 8/18

08/09/2021

[caption id="attachment_5519" align="alignleft" width="300"] Thanks for sharing your summer with us![/caption] The final day of our bulk meal distribution is Wednesday, August 11th. On that date, we will be distributing meal kits with seven days...

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We’re Hiring! Come join our team

08/04/2021

[caption id="attachment_5513" align="alignleft" width="300"] Come join our team![/caption] We've got a number of job openings for you to join our fantastic WaveCrest Cafe team. NEW POSTING: Nutrition Education & Training Supervisor     SCHOOL SITE...

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Are you ready for Farm 2 Summer?

06/21/2021

June 21 - 25 is National Farm 2 Summer Week, celebrating Farm 2 School programs with fun and healthy activities and tips for families to have a healthy & delicious summer. We'll be posting to...

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Free Summer Meals: June 23 – August 11

06/16/2021

The WaveCrest Cafe Summer Meals Program kicks off Wednesday, June 23rd at six (6) locations. Meal kits similar to those served for the Virtual Meal Service during the school year will be distributed. Meal kits...

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Virtual Meal Service Changes: June 16th

06/14/2021

Our Virtual Meal Service will have a few changes for June 16th only to accommodate schedule changes at a few school sites. You can download a flyer with all changes here: June 16 Meal Service...

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10 Heroic Things About Our Team

05/05/2021

Our WaveCrest Cafe team has been heroic in so many ways during the past 15 months. And to celebrate School Lunch Hero Day, we thought we'd list 10 ways that our team has done amazing...

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May 7th is School Lunch Hero Day

05/03/2021

Celebrate our WaveCrest Cafe school lunch heroes on Friday, May 7th. School Lunch Hero Day is held the first Friday in May of each year and marks a day to recognize our school nutrition professionals'...

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Introducing: Julie Cockrum, Nutrition Education & Training Supervisor

04/14/2021

We’d like to introduce you to our new Nutrition Education & Training Supervisor, Julie Cockrum. Joining the team in the fall, Julie dove headfirst into the job, bringing her experience and insight to bear.  ...

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NEW! Spring 2021 Menu Available

04/04/2021

Our Spring 2021 menu is now available. As usual, we’re delivering a mix of proven favorites with new items bound to find fans across our district. We are proud to be able to keep finding...

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Spring Break Menus & Schedules

03/25/2021

We've got great things lined up for Spring Break! We'll be continuing our Virtual Meal Service at all locations except Madison Middle School - we're pausing that site just for the week. But you can...

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March is National Nutrition Month!

02/26/2021

Versión en español a continuación March is National Nutrition Month®, and the theme for 2021 is Personalize Your Plate. Each week we'll highlight a different theme for the month to help you be better equipped...

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Virtual Meals Service Moves to 1 Day per Week

01/21/2021

Starting January 27, 2021, we will be providing 7-days’ worth of meals every Wednesday. Packs are available to all children 18 and under. Parents picking up meals for children will be asked their child’s name(s),...

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January 2021 Holiday Meal Service Changes

01/11/2021

There will be no meal service on Mondays January 18 & 25, 2021 Instead, we will serve 7 days of meals on January 13 & 20 (meals cover 1/14-1/20 and 1/21-1/27) Regular service will resume...

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Special Meal Distribution for December 21

12/17/2020

Our 2020 meal service will wrap up with a special limited distribution on Monday, 12/21. On that date, we will have a limited number of meal kits containing:   Approximately 3 lbs. of ham Dinner...

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Free Meals Clarification

12/08/2020

As a clarification to our December 2020 Newsletter, free meals are offered to children aged 18 & under.

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Fall 2020 Virtual Schedule Meal Distribution Locations

10/21/2020

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Fall 2020 Meal Schedules

09/03/2020

Fall meals available Mondays & Wednesdays. Special date: Tuesday, September 8th                     SPECIAL DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 8th Due to the Labor Day holiday, we will have...

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Summer Meals Dates Extended Through August 2020

08/05/2020

  Summer 2020 meal service has been extended to provide meals through August 31, 2020. The final day for pickup service at all district locations will be Thursday, August 27, 2020.   All seven (7)...

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Summer Meals Program Starts June 8th

06/02/2020

 

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Location Change For Meals: Mary Lou Clack Center replaces Boys & Girls Club starting 4-29-20

04/27/2020

MEAL DISTRIBUTION LOCATION CHANGE: April 29, 2020   Dear Parents and Families of Vista Unified School District,   Beginning Wednesday, April 29, 2020, we will be shifting our current meal service at the Boys &...

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Multi-Meal Pack Service Update: 4-19-2020

04/03/2020

UPDATE: 4-19-2020 All VUSD school sites being used for meal distribution are designed for drive-through service. The Boys & Girls Club of Vista will provide walk-up service only.   POST-SPRING BREAK MESSAGE (EFFECTIVE WEEK OF...

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New Meal Schedule For Week of March 30

03/26/2020

SPRING BREAK MEAL DISTRIBUTION UPDATE Dear Parents and families of Vista Unified School District, Vista Unified School District will be adjusting our meal distribution schedule for the week of Spring Break beginning Monday, March 30....

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CA Meals For Kids App Tracks School Meal Availability Locations

03/21/2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces ‘CA Meals for Kids’ App Update to Find Meals during COVID-19 School Closures   SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today (March 19, 2020) that the California Department...

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UPDATE: 3-20-2020: Still Serving

03/20/2020

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Health & Safety Update: Meal Service During Closures (3-13-2020)

03/14/2020

Dear Parents and Families of Vista Unified School District,   As you may know, Vista Unified School District has closed schools and will reopen schools on Monday, April 6, 2020. We are committed to ensuring...

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03/03/2020

5 TIPS FOR ADDING VARIETY TO MEALS Variety is the Spice of a Healthy Meal Plan   Following nutritional advice is hard. It often seems like the target is always moving, and the pace of...

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MIssion Meadows Welcomes Blender Bikes

03/01/2020

Mission Meadow students took their turn on the blender bikes Friday, February 28th in what was a joy-filled day for everyone involved.    WaveCrest cafe delivered both bikes to the school, along with refreshing ingredients...

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Blender Bikes Bring Joy (and Flavor) To Breeze Hill

01/28/2020

The blender bikes made another stop this month at Breeze Hill Elementary for a lunch filled with physical exercise and nutritious snacks!   Students from TK all the way to 5th Grade took their turns...

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Making Mealtimes Fun: Quick Tips To Use Today

01/21/2020

It often feels like cooking at home is an impossible task in today’s busy world. From trips to the grocery store to cooking and cleaning up -- home-cooked meals can easily become stressful endeavors. Sitting...

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Time Saving Tips: Making Healthy Meals Easy

01/13/2020

A common complaint when it comes to eating healthy is that it takes too much time. While it may be tempting to stop at the drive-through on the way home from work, the convenience of...

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Kindergartener Pays Off Lunch Balances For 100+ Students

12/13/2019

*** UPDATE WITH MEDIA LINKS AT BOTTOM OF STORY A kindergarten student at Breeze Hill Elementary School was recently honored for her work to raise funds that have gone to pay off negative lunch balances...

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Put A Spin On Your Salad

12/06/2019

According to USDA’s MyPlate, half of all our meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables. The amount of vegetables you need each day depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity, but...

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Winter Is Coming: Wash Your Hands

12/04/2019

It’s National Handwashing Awareness Week, so we thought it’d be a good time to share some food safety tips with you. Although most people attribute food-borne illness to eating out at restaurants, a large portion...

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Rancho Minerva Gets Back On The (Blender) Bikes

11/18/2019

Rancho Minerva Middle School students were able to cycle their way to refreshment recently as WaveCrest Cafe’s blender bikes made a return visit to the school. The bikes made their first visit in the spring...

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Bobier Bonds with Blender Bikes

11/09/2019

WaveCrest Cafe’s blender bikes stopped by Bobier Elementary for what proved to be great fun. Students and teachers took their turns riding the smoothie making machines as bananas, apple juice and frozen strawberries were churned...

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Roosevelt Celebrates Halloween With Ghoulishly Delicious Treats!

11/08/2019

“The horror… THE HORROR!!!” A truly terrifying event took place this Halloween on the Roosevelt Middle School campus. Students, hungry for their usual fill of sugary sweets, were greeted with items not often consumed by...

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The Whole Story on Whole Grains

10/29/2019

The Whole Story Most of us have heard of whole grains and their touted health benefits. But what exactly is whole grain, and how much are we supposed to include as part of our daily...

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Fear Factor Food Challenge Comes to Lake Elementary

10/28/2019

[caption id="attachment_4813" align="alignleft" width="600"] Lake Elementary PTA members came out in big numbers to brave the heat and serve up some delicious samples.[/caption] On Thursday, October 24th, WaveCrest Cafe made a visit to Lake Elementary...

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Casita’s School Garden Innovation

10/01/2019

This week we’re celebrating Farm to School hero Jackson Perez at Casita Center for Science, Math & Technology. Mr. Perez embodies all three F2S areas of focus -- he engages students in hands-on learning through...

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Mission Vista HS Welcomes PathWater; Reduces Plastic Waste

09/11/2019

Students at Mission Vista High School were greeted with surprise guests at lunch time on Monday, September 9th. Music boomed and they heard voices talking about reducing plastic waste, reusable water bottles, and trivia about...

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Online Payment Provider Lowers Fees

08/16/2019

August 16, 2019 - Our online payment provider, K12PaymentCenter, has recently announced a change to their fee structure for adding funds to a student's meal account. The fee for transactions of any amount up to...

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Menu Changes at Rancho Minerva

08/09/2019

Due to construction in the kitchen at Rancho Minerva Middle School, the menu for the first two days of school will be changed. The items served on those days will be: 8/15 - WaveCrest Pizza...

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Vista High Students Have An Eye For Nutrition

05/07/2019

When the call went out looking for classes interested in working with WaveCrest Cafe to integrate class skills and knowledge with learning about how we operate a school nutrition program, Vista High School photography teacher...

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Lake Dolphins Celebrate Nutrition Week With Blender Bikes

05/07/2019

The Lake Dolphins concluded a week long celebration of healthiness and nutrition with a visit from the WaveCrest Cafe Blender Bikes on Friday, April 26th. Bikes were pedaled, fruit was blended and smoothies were made...

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Mission Vista Design Class Displays Taste

05/07/2019

Working with students to make connections between the classroom and the cafeteria is an ongoing opportunity for the WaveCrest Cafe team. Often we discuss things about the contribution of nutrition to learning and making sure...

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Blender Bike Celebration at Empresa

05/07/2019

As Teacher Appreciation Week Kicked off, we brought the blender bikes for a smoothie celebration. Principal Dr. McKean started things off with the first ride of the day, and then the blending kicked in to...

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Chef Ann Foundation Highlights WaveCrest Cafe

04/25/2019

The Chef Ann Foundation, a nonprofit founded with the "vision to create an organization that helps schools take action so that every child has daily access to fresh, healthy food,"has featured WaveCrest Cafe and Vista...

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Beaumont Bears Welcome Blender Bikes

04/19/2019

It was another successful visit for our blender bikes as they brought fresh fruit smoothies and lots of excitement to the lunch time at Beaumont Elementary. The buzz started during the recess and nutrition break...

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Mission Meadows Elementary Spins a Tale of Nutrition

04/15/2019

The line was non-stop and the energy palpable across the cafeteria and playground as Mission Meadows Elementary students welcomed the WaveCrest Cafe blender bikes to their school. The buzz started during recess as the bikes...

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Meet The Farmers: A&A Organic Farms

04/11/2019

Farm Spotlight A & A Organic Farms - Watsonville, CA What They Grow: sugar snap peas; cherry tomatoes; bell peppers; cucumbers; broccoli; and more. A&A is a distributor, helping small and mid-size farms get their...

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Maryland Elementary Blender Bikes For Healthy Shark Week

04/09/2019

On day 2 of Healthy Shark Week, the WaveCrest Cafe blender bikes made a visit to the Maryland Makos with fresh fruit smoothies and lots of fun. The action was non-stop from the moment the...

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Monte Vista Elementary Celebrates California Foods

04/04/2019

Following up on last month’s popular visit of blender bikes, the Monte Vista Elementary Bobcats welcomed us back for a special California Thursdays photo day. These events allow us to talk with students about the...

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Mission Vista Creative Writing Class Showcases Appetite For Nutrition

04/01/2019

Mission Vista High School English teacher Mrs. Marti Peruski has been a champion for WaveCrest Cafe for several years. Her classes have hosted taste test and feedback sessions, and she’s even done an exercise where...

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Healthy Hawks Stir Up Flavor With Blender Bikes

03/19/2019

As part of Healthy Hawk Week, an annual celebration of nutrition and fitness at Alamosa Park Elementary School, we brought our blender bikes to have students mix up samples of fresh fruit smoothies. With lots...

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Menu Changes at Casita, RBV, and Maryland on 3/20 and 3/21

03/19/2019

We've got some menu changes for Casita Center, RBV, and Maryland Elementary on 3/20 and 3/21, 2019. Casita will be serving Chicken Corn dogs and Cook's Choice (a variety of student favorites) on Wednesday. Maryland...

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Roosevelt Middle School Hosts Blender Bikes

03/12/2019

It was a unique Monday at Roosevelt Middle School, as students encountered two lime green bicycles in the cafeteria, and the whirling noise of blenders being powered by the bikes. It may be more accurate...

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Blender Bikes At Monte Vista

03/06/2019

March 5th saw the latest visit of our Blender Bikes to Monte Vista Elementary School. Hundreds of students sampled our Orange-cycle fruit smoothies and learned just how easy a healthy smoothie snack can be made...

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Breeze Hill Elementary Blender Bike Day: 2-27-19

03/04/2019

On February 27, 2019 we visited Breeze Hill Elementary School with our blender bikes to make fresh fruit smoothies and celebrate the growing Farm To School program in Vista Unified, sourcing fresh, seasonal produce from...

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Blender Bikes Put Spotlight on Rancho Minerva’s EMIE Award-winning Work to Reduce Food Waste

03/01/2019

WaveCrest Cafe recently brought our blender bikes to Rancho Minerva Middle School for a lunch time activity at the request of teacher Melanie Phillips. Mrs. Phillips and Rancho Minerva 7th grader Keila Ceron, are recent...

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WaveCrest Heroes: Letha McWey

02/28/2019

We’ve been sharing stories from our staff and the ways that they interact with students. This month we spoke with Letha McWey, the cafeteria lead at Vista High School. Letha has a smile and a...

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Casita Center Hosts Blender Bikes

02/08/2019

The WaveCrest Cafe blender bikes made a visit to Casita Center for Science, Math and Technology Elementary School on 2/7/19. After a quick lesson for 4th graders on how we are sourcing more and more...

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Vista High’s Garden + Blender Bikes = Fresh, Healthy And Delicious Smoothies

02/01/2019

The faces communicated a mix of curiosity, amusement and slight confusion. What were the lime green bikes doing in the quad by the cafeteria? Were those blenders attached to the front of the bikes? How...

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Ugly Food Gets A Beautiful Reception

01/30/2019

“If you see ugly food, don’t throw it away, just wash it and try it!” Those words, spoken by Alamosa Park 2nd grader Madison, were the consensus of a group of kinder - 2nd grade...

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What Do Athletes REALLY Eat? Part 3: Football

01/29/2019

As Super Bowl 53 approaches, we thought it would be a great time to continue our series on “What do athletes REALLY eat?” When looking at professional football players, it probably comes as no surprise...

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VIDA Class Digs Deep Into Food/Nutrition

01/22/2019

Making a connection between the classroom and real work issues that affect students’ daily lives has become a valuable resource for learning and teaching. So when a Design Challenge class at VIDA (Vista Innovation and...

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What Do Athletes REALLY Eat? Part 2: X-Games

01/15/2019

In our series of, “What Do Athletes REALLY Eat?” we’re looking into the perception versus the reality of what athletes eat. It’s likely that no area of sports has a closer relationship to fast- and...

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What Do Athletes REALLY Eat? Part 1: Rugby.

01/08/2019

When looking at the advertising landscape, one might think that athletes exist on a diet comprised primarily of fast food, energy drinks and candy bars with the slightest amounts of peanuts. The reality, however, is...

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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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