Beaumont Bears Welcome Blender Bikes


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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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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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