Eco Squad transforming Challenger Middle one tomato at a time

Posted: Thursday, June 1st 2017


You don’t need a green thumb to create a thriving school garden program.

At Challenger Middle School in San Diego Unified School District, the inspiring garden team of teachers, students, and cafeteria staff is proving that “learning-as-you-go” can yield truly magnificent results.

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San Diego Unified donates 7,000 pounds of food for community hunger relief efforts

Posted: Tuesday, April 11th 2017


San Diego Unified’s Food and Nutrition Services has been piloting a new program, Love Food Not Waste, that allows leftover food from the school meal program to be diverted from the landfill to local organizations facing food shortages.

In February, the pilot program rescued more than 7,000 pounds of food, equating to more than 5,900 recovered meals. (YTD: 25,500 recovered meals) 

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New Year, new Harvest of the Month

Posted: Thursday, January 5th 2017


Locally grown on San Gabriel Ranch in Valley Center, organic Bangkok guavas will be served on salad bars throughout San Diego Unified every Wednesday during January. 

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'Eggcellent’ ideas win Kids Create Recipe Contest

Posted: Wednesday, July 13th 2016


Tater Egg-urito or Eggcelent Bowl anyone?

Sarah Pritchett, third-grader at Foster Elementary and Challenger Middle students Toni Anne Salamanca and Emily Ngov recently won the Kids Create Recipe Contest with these outstanding recipes.

These two winning items will be featured on the respective grade level breakfast menus next year.

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