The next Wayne Wednesday, slated for Nov. 13, will feature locally sourced kale.
Students throughout Wayne County will try kale in various dishes prepared by school food service directors and staff. Students will learn about where this kale comes from; parents will receive information about the benefits of kale and ideas of how to prepare it.
This is the third installment of this year’s program. August and September featured local green beans and tri-color cauliflower. Each month, students learn about a new local food item, where it comes from and its nutritional benefits.
Cornell Cooperative Extension works with Wayne County school food service directors to bring this education to students throughout the year. The farm-to-school coordinator and Northern Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York educators from CCE Wayne County attend events at different schools each month to create an interactive experience for students.
The events with educators allow students to give feedback about the food they just tried, which helps school food service directors determine which new foods to incorporate into school lunches more often.