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  • School Meals Get a Local Twist School Meals Get a Local TwistLocally made tofu, tortilla chips and soft pretzels served up for students to enjoy Eugene School District 4J is offering a new twist on school meals. The district’s nutrition services department took over management of student meal service this year after relying on outside vendors for more than two decades. Goals in moving school food management in-house ... Read more...
  • 4J Food Services Is Buying Local 4J Food Services Is Buying LocalFresh, local food is a top priority for new in-house student meal program Last spring, the school board voted not to renew a contract with a food services management company and instead return to self-management. One of the primary goals of this shift to an in-house student meal program is to prepare, serve and cook with ... Read more...
  • Free For All: At 10 Schools, Students Eat for Free Free For All: At 10 Schools, Students Eat for FreeFive more schools are providing free meals this year No such thing as a free lunch? There is for students at some 4J schools. Students need a healthy breakfast and lunch to be ready to learn. Eugene School District 4J has introduced changes to the student meal program this year, and many students are giving it a ... Read more...
  • On the Menu: New School Meals Rolling Out On the Menu: New School Meals Rolling OutOctober menus feature new school meal offerings What’s new on your kid’s lunch tray? Eugene School District 4J is making changes to our school food services incrementally over time, as school food service management is brought in-house after more than 20 years of contracting with large food services management companies. Some changes already can be seen this ... Read more...
  • What’s On the Menu? School Meals Are Changing What's On the Menu? School Meals Are ChangingFall school menus show changes, with more to come over time Eugene School District 4J is making changes to our school food services incrementally over time, as school food service management is brought in-house after more than 20 years of contracting with large food services management companies. Some changes already are seen in school menus planned for ... Read more...
  • Kids Eat Free Breakfast at All Elementary Schools Kids Eat Free Breakfast at All Elementary SchoolsElementary students enjoy a nutritious start to the day at no cost Eating a healthy meal before school helps kids start their day ready to learn and engage with other students. Recognizing the importance of starting the school day with a nutritious meal, 4J offers free breakfast to every elementary student—nearly 7,000 children. 4J Nutrition Services provides ... Read more...
  • A Fistful of Flatware: Reusable Utensils for School Cafeterias A Fistful of Flatware: Reusable Utensils for School Cafeterias4J makes eco-friendly shift to reusable utensils while bringing school food service in-house  As Eugene School District 4J transitions to self-operated Nutrition Services management for student food service, a number of projects are underway, including the complete replacement of kitchen items. Pots, pans, trays, plates, storage supplies, utensils for food preparation, dining and serving and other ... Read more...
  • Kids Eat Free This Summer Summer program offers free breakfast and lunch at selected locations June 24–August 16 Summer is here and school is out—but some 4J cafeterias are still cooking. Eugene School District 4J will provide meals at four school sites this summer: Holt, Howard and River Road/El Camino del Río elementary schools, and Sheldon High School. Eugene School District 4J serves ... Read more...
  • Local Leadership: New Management Team for School Nutrition Expert local food service managers hired to replace Sodexo contractor management team Eugene School District 4J is going local, bringing our school food service program in-house after more than 20 years of contracting with large food services management companies. In a first step this spring, the district is hiring a local food service management team that will ... Read more...
  • Going Local: 4J Prepares to Bring School Food Services In-House Planning and preparations underway for shift to local program Eugene School District 4J is going local, bringing our school food service program in-house after more than 20 years of contracting with a large food services management company. To prepare for the transition, 4J’s nutrition services team has identified and is working to complete several important steps ... Read more...