Making Mealtimes Fun: Quick Tips To Use Today


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


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


*** 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


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


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


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


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!


“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


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


[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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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