Students Taste Test Vegan Menu Options, and More Fun News
As part of a partnership between MCPS, Real Food for Kids and Silver Diner, students from four schools taste-tested new vegan meals for the school menu. Students from culinary programs at Takoma Park Middle School, as well as Poolesville, Springbrook and Paint Branch high schools provided feedback and discussed whether they would like the items added to the lunch menu. The offerings were created with feedback from other students.
The new menu items were: Thai red curry on whole grain rice, white bean and pesto dip with roasted tomatoes; three-bean torta with roasted corn salad and sweet-heat potatoes. Watch the video and see a photo gallery.
Others at the event included: Ype Von Hengst, executive chef at Silver Diner who created the recipes; Dr. Patrick Murphy, deputy superintendent; and Barbara Harral, director of the Division of Food and Nutrition Services.
Sally Ride, Waters Landing Host Hispanic Heritage Car Parade
Dr. Sally K. Ride and Waters Landing elementary schools held a Hispanic Heritage car parade on Sept. 29. Dozens of families decorated their cars and students wrapped bicycles in the colors of their native flags.
More than 10 countries were represented, including El Salvador, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru and Guatemala. The event was coordinated by the Latino parent group, led by parent community coordinator Shanique Moore.