January Vodcast 2017 Script
Happy New Year! I am Debbi Burdick, the very proud superintendent of the Cave Creek Unified School District.
This month I would like to highlight our Child Nutrition Department. Ms. Shanon Quinn is the Director of the department, assisted by Marilyn Altenbern. The CCUSD Child Nutrition Department consists of seven kitchens with approximately 32 employees. Each school has their own kitchen manager and food service workers who cook, distribute food and assist students. Child Nutrition offers breakfast and lunch at all school sites. All menu items are carefully analyzed to meet strict nutritional guidelines and follow compliance with the new Arizona Nutrition Standards mandated by the Arizona Department of Education.
Child Nutrition's mission is to provide nutritionally sound meals for every CCUSD student by upholding the guidelines set forth by the Arizona Department of Education.
Families who have financial challenges are encouraged to apply for the Federal Free and Reduced Meals Program through the online application available on the Child Nutrition Website ADD LINK HERE. Our wish is that every student has nutritious meals while at school. No one can concentrate and learn when they are hungry. Over 8% of our families take advantage of this assistance.
Last year, Child Nutrition serviced 28,810 breakfasts and 334,231 lunches!
Child Nutrition strives to provide quality customer service and welcomes any and all comments or suggestions. If you have any questions, feel free to call Ms. Quinn at 480-575-2436.
I look forward to seeing you in our schools!