March 26, 2005
Darleene Barrientos While most children are shying away from the onions and garlic, Fremont Elementary School fifth-grader Loris Mousessian is reaching for any dish cooked with his two favorite vegetables. "My great-grandfather was an onion farmer," 10-year-old Loris said. "Because they started it, onions are in my blood, I think." Loris' love for vegetables resulted in an expense-paid trip to Sacramento for him, his family and his teacher, Sherri Downer.
March 13, 2008
A 25-foot-long salad bar with fruits and vegetables for every letter of the alphabet greeted students as they entered the cafeteria at John Muir Elementary School on Wednesday. Children walked the length of the buffet, stopping at offerings like jicama, kiwi, turnips and navel oranges, choosing whatever items appealed to them. The giant salad bar — which went along with a free lunch of chicken, rice, sandwiches and milk — was part of a school-wide nutrition fair organized by the Food Service Department of the Glendale Unified School District.
January 7, 2005
A student at John C. Fremont Elementary in Sparr Heights has won a statewide agricultural writing contest. Loris Mousessian, a fifth-grader in Sherri Downer's class, won first place in his grade level in the state of California writing contest "Imagine This." The contest asks students in third through eighth grade to write essays focused on the importance of agriculture. Mousessian wrote an essay titled "Vegetable Stars" in which a classroom of vegetables argues over who is most important and should be the star of the class play.
October 3, 2007
Menu from Oct. 3 to 9. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. daily at: ? Adult Recreation Center 201 E. Colorado St. Glendale (818) 548-3778 ? Maple Park 821 Maple St. Glendale (818) 548-2788 ? Sparr Heights Recreation Center 1613 Glencoe Way Glendale (818) 548-2187 ? TODAY: Pepper steak, buttered noodles, peas and onions, marinated tomatoes, whole wheat bread, cantaloupe. THURSDAY: Hawaiian chicken, rice pilaf, corn, vegetable soup, whole wheat bread, strawberries.
December 21, 2004
Vegetables, yams, peaches, pears, cranberries, stuffing, even the bird -- all the required ingredients for a Christmas dinner were gathered recently at La Crescenta Elementary School to donate to 10 needy families. Each grade at the school was assigned a different food category -- kindergartners were responsible for gathering canned vegetables, and first-graders were in charge of Jell-O and pudding. Two boxes of food for 10 families were gathered in holiday-wrapped packages and distributed to the chosen families, some of whom were La Crescenta Elementary families, some of whom were Cerritos Elementary families, parent and organizer Dawn Myhall said.
March 11, 2003
Fruits, vegetables and their colors were the themes Monday morning at Marshall Elementary School. Students from kindergarten to sixth grade watched a drama of fruit played out before their eyes as a character named Fanny Farm Fickle tried to persuade a villain called The Painter of the need to have fruits and vegetables every day. Blue and purple represented blueberries and plums, and yellow and orange represented cantaloupe....
November 23, 1999
SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Today: Corn dog or chicken patty on a bun or chef salad or low-fat yogurt and crackers with a salad bar; or ham and cheese on a wheat roll with fruit and vegetables. Wednesday: Bean and cheese burrito or chicken patty on a bun or chef salad or low-fat yogurt, crackers and a holiday cookie with a salad bar; or submarine sandwich with fruit and vegetables. Monday: Corn dog or cheese pizza or chef salad or low-fat yogurt and crackers with a salad bar; or string cheese and sunflower seeds with fruit and vegetables.
February 23, 2007
That "crazy time of year" is upon us. It's not quite spring, but it's sort of winter. It's not exactly the time you have fresh fruits and vegetables on your mind but remember the wonders of Mother Nature and all she has to offer right now. Fresh fruits and vegetables grown in season are natural to the body because they, like you, are part of the cycle of life. Your energy level will perk up and your digestive system will be happy when you are in harmony with the seasons. Here are a few tasty ideas: Honeybells or Minneola tangelos are only available for few weeks and hurry because they are available right now!
July 10, 2007
It didn't take Columbus Elementary School sixth-graders long to get to Camp Eatawella. Students went to camp via worksheets and lessons to study about nutrition and health. They also discussed ways they could exercise and stay active. Using the food pyramid as a guide, the students studied the foods that are good for their health. They listed the food items they should eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. "They are much more aware of what to eat and they are much more aware that they have to play every day," teacher Gail Dunham said.