Scratch-Made, Local Food at Baxter Community Center's Child Development Center

Debra "Grandma Dee" Wade smiles while holding a cup of her famous purple smoothies. Continue reading

Cindy Schlachter Ensures Healthy Food For Flint Kids With 10 Cents A Meal Program

“With the programs we have right now, the kids can pick out what they want, it’s all pre-wrapped and packaged. It’s so much better for the kids to have fresh stuff. This program is about helping kids better understand the role food and general nutrition play in their daily lives.” shared Cindy. Continue reading

Belding High School Incorporates Farm to School Vegetables in Student-Centric Omelet Bar

"We want our entire student body to see the tree to tray connection.” – Tracy Nelson, Food Service Director, Belding Area Schools Continue reading

Farm to Freezer inspires year-round eating, creativity at Coopersville Area Public Schools

Winter has taken its sweet time leaving this year, but Melissa Alley feels like she’s bringing her students a taste of Michigan summertime every day of the year. Continue reading

Brussels sprouts love at Thornapple Kellogg

83% of students surveyed last week at SE MI's Thornapple Kellogg Schools liked Balsamic Roasted Brussels sprouts from Chelsea's Tantre Farms! Kudos to Food Service Director Jessica Endres for providing her students with a daring and delicious option!

Friske Orchard apples at Holland Public Schools

"Sweet on the forefront and pucker on the end!" - sweet and sour poetry from a satisfied apple taster at Holland Public Schools. Students across the district enjoyed Granny Smiths from Friske Orchards.

Fall Foods in Grand Haven

Sarah Stone, a Chartwells Food Service Director for Grand Haven Area Public Schools, said Chartwells typically limits its food service staff in her region of the state to buying from certain larger vendors. But the 10 Cents schools* have been allowed more choices, such as Michigan-focused Cherry Capital Foods, which sources from smaller growers to mid-size.  Continue reading

Plums in Manistee Schools

Manistee Area Public Schools Food Service Director Keri Carlson loves the responses of children to the flavors and connection to Michigan that 10 Cents* has provided. Continue reading

Michigan Apples in Muskegon

Colleen Johnson, Food Service Director for Muskegon Public Schools and Muskegon Heights Public Schools, grew up in a rural part of Michigan, near Blue Lake. Her city students, however, haven’t had the same experiences she had eating fresh fruits and vegetables grown by area farms. Continue reading

Extra Veggies in Traverse City

Tom Freitas, Food Service Director for Traverse City Area Public Schools, said that with the extra 10 cents a meal* he’s been able to try new things like kale, multicolored carrots, and Romanesco, a lime green cauliflower that kids call “spaceships” or “Christmas trees.” Continue reading