It’s that time of year again. It is back to school and instructor’s from The John C. Stalker Institute (JSI) of Food and Nutrition are traveling to school nutrition programs across Massachusetts to deliver professional development.
On August 31st, JSI presented the Get the Right Scoop workshop at Holten Richmond Middle School in Danvers. In the workshop participants explored how to use the correct measuring tools for proper portioning to meet the meal pattern, recognize the minimum requirements for each meal component with extra practice on vegetable subgroups and make the connection between portion control and cost.
All JSI workshops are designed to make learning fun and interactive with activities to get participants learning, thinking, and sharing ideas with each other. Activities in this Get the Right Scoop! workshop included:
- Make the Portion Count
- Vegetable Round Up!
- Vegetable Substitution Toss!
- What’s in a Portion? Take One and Take Two
- Meeting the Minimum Daily/Weekly Requirements
These activities are designed to give participants the opportunity to practice and test their knowledge on which scoop gives the right portion size, what vegetables are a part of which subgroup, and being able to meet the minimum daily and weekly requirements for the National School Lunch Programs requirements.
Throughout the workshop participants engaged in discussion and brainstormed ideas together to strengthen their knowledge, skill, and confidence to properly meet school nutrition standards.
If you are interested in requesting this workshop or exploring another topic, please visit the JSI Workshop to Go webpage and request your workshop today!
Article submitted by Kayla Garcia, dietetic intern, NutraCo Dietetic Internship