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Tahoe-Truckee school district honors entire Food Services team

TTUSD's Food Services team, back row, from left: Ana Guerrero, Julie Fitzgerald, Dani Saraceno, Ana Ruelas, Carol Casey-Smallman, Tinka Gatterdam, Sofia Phillips, Laurie Steffanelli, Julia Nunez and Sue Szekely. Front row, from left: Artemio Reyes, Eric Auclair (Operations Manager), Sergio Villegas, Ellen Golden and Kat Soltanmorad (Director)
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — At their recent Board of Education meeting, TTUSD trustees recognized the district’s Food and Nutrition Services team for hard work and dedication to provide healthy meals and outstanding service to students and staff.

Together, this team prepares and serves more than 3,200 meals every day, fueling students so they are ready to learn.

“If our kids are healthy, it enhances their ability to learn and be successful,” said Kat Soltanmorad, RD, Food Service Director for TTUSD. Our Food Services department strives to provide nutritious, well-balanced meals for our scholars and we are committed to using local produce whenever possible.”

Also, in conjunction with National Nutrition Month, TTUSD Superintendent Rob Leri and board members recognized Tahoe Food Hub and Fireside Pizza for their donation of $6,000 to TTUSD in support of the local Farm to School program.

Each year, Fireside Pizza at Squaw Valley selects a nonprofit partner to support and raise money for throughout the year. In 2014, Tahoe Food Hub was chosen, with a percentage of all meals purchased going to the Farm to School project.

“We are so grateful to Fireside Pizza. The year-long fundraiser helped launch our Farm to School Fund,” said Susie Sutphin, founder and executive director of Tahoe Food Hub. “We hope other businesses and individuals are inspired to help us build this fund and get more local, sustainably-grown food into school meals.”

A total of $11,000 was raised by Fireside, of which $6,000 was donated to TTUSD Food Services.

This article was submitted to the Sun by the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Visit ttusd.org to learn more.

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