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Food Service Program during COVID-19 Shutdown



Food Service Program during COVID-19 Shutdown
Here are a few clarifications regarding our food service program for the March 23 thru May 1: 1. Anyone can pick up meals for any of our children. If you want to pick up meals for a neighbor/friend, you are more than welcome to do so. When you register, all we need is the total number of students. An example: You have two (2) children and one attends VBES and one attends BCIS. You have a few neighbors/friends who want you to pick up meals for their children. There are 6 total neighbor/friend children. You want to pick all of the meals up at VBES. You will mark VBES on the registration form and put 8 in the total number needed. Easy! 2. Please understand that the meals you receive on the 23rd might not be as high quality as those that you will receive throughout the food service. This is because our food service teams will not have been in their kitchens since last Friday. We will do the very best we can! 3. If you have any questions about the program, please don't hesitate to contact me at 812-988-6601 X1101 or by email: lhammack@browncountyschools.com 4. We are trying to reach as many families as we can through this method - please share the news with your friends and family.     Please sign up for meals here: https://forms.gle/DKHnCBw7kN8Fz3we7  


Building for the Future with CACFP



Building for the Future with CACFP
Brown County Schools and Chartwells are proud to partner together and introduce the Child and Adult Care Food Program at your child’s local school. This program will replace the After-school snack program and provide a balanced, nutritious well-rounded meal that will include fruits, veggies, grains, proteins, and dairy that meets the USDA and Myplate guidelines. Sponsoring Locations:                                          Indiana Department of Education:                                   Sprunica Elementary School                                        CACFP Staff Helmsburg Elementary School                                    School & Community Nutrition Van Buren Elementary School                                     115 West Washington Street BC Intermediate School                                                 South Tower, Suite 600Indianapolis IN 46204   Contact Information: Don Hymer or Jason Kirchhofer @ 8121-988-5423  ext. 1137/1135   This Institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Attention Parents! The after-school snack program is changing…………



Attention Parents!            The after-school snack program is changing…………
What does this mean?     Brown County Schools have chosen to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a USDA sponsored program that serves after school meals to students. When school is out and parents are still at work, children need a safe place to be with their friends, with structured activities, supportive adults, and good nutrition. After-school programs that participate in CACFP give children the nutrition they need, and draw them into constructive activities that are safe, fun, and filled with opportunities for learning. How does it work?      Any child under 18 will now be served a balanced meal at after school care that will typically consist of a sandwich, piece of fruit, milk, and a vegetable. This will all come as one “package” …like a sack lunch.  
  • Kids are encouraged, but are not required to take a meal.
  • Kids can choose to eat all, some, or none of the meal. All we ask is that your student place unwanted items on the share table.
  • Kids are welcome to take a fruit and vegetable home if they so choose.
  • Any school extracurricular activities are encouraged to participate in this program.
What if my child has allergies or dietary needs? The food service department has taken the specific needs of each child at every participating school into account and are happy to address any specific questions or concerns.   Call Don Hymer, Director of Food Service or Jason Kirchhofer, Assistant Director @ 812-988-5423 More questions about the CACFP program, please visit the website below: https://www.doe.in.gov/nutrition/child-and-adult-care-food-program Information about the WIC program, please visit the website below: https://www.doe.in.gov/nutrition/child-and-adult-care-food-program


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!



HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
The Brown County Food Staff would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
Here is a recipe for a two layer Pumpkin Cake is topped off perfectly with a fluffy cream cheese frosting and chopped pecans. The cake is spiced with a combination of ginger and cinnamon. This moist, delicious cake would make a fabulous dessert for your Thanksgiving menu, or bake it for a fall event.

What You'll Need

  • For the Cake:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (9 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree (or cooked mashed pumpkin, canned is fine)
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 pound powdered sugar (about 3 3/4 cups before sifting)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

How to Make It:

  1. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Heat the oven to 350° F (180° C/Gas 4).
  2. Combine sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl; mix until smooth and well blended.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl and then stir to blend. Add the dry ingredients to the eggs and oil mixture and beat until well blended. Add the pumpkin puree and blend well.
  4. Pour the batter into two greased and floured 9-inch round layer cake pans.
  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
  2. Cool in the pans on racks for about 10 minutes and then turn out onto racks to cool.
  3. Frost the pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting (directions below) and sprinkle with the chopped pecans.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Sift the confectioners' sugar into a bowl.
  2. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat the 1/4 cup of butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the sifted confectioners' sugar and 2 teaspoons of vanilla; beat until smooth.
Make-Ahead Tip Bake the cake and cool the layers on the rack. Move the cooled cake layers to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze the layers until solid and then wrap in plastic wrap and foil. Freeze for up to 2 to 3 months. Remove the cake from the freezer, unwrap it, and then thaw, frost, and serve.


E-Funds Step-by-Step Guide for Parents



E-Funds Step-by-Step Guide for Parents
          CREATING A NEW ACCOUNT
  1. Visit the website that was provided to you by your school   Site:  https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/56181
  2. Click on Create an Account.
  3. Provide Requested Information.
  4. Click Create Account.
  ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT – STUDENTS
  1. Log into your account.
  2. Select Manage Students under Manage Account.
  3. Enter student Last Name and Family or Student ID#.
  4. Select Add Student(s).
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 to add additional students
ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT - PAYMENT INFORMATION
  1. Log into your Account
  2. Select Payment Methods under Payment Settings.
  3. Select New Credit Card or New Direct Debit to add new payment
  4. After entering all required information, read Consent and select Add to save information to
MAKE A PAYMENT
  1. Select type of payment you would like to
  2. Select
  3. Enter amount of
  4. Select Begin Checkout.
  5. Choose payment method or enter new
  6. Review items and
  7. Select Pay Now.


Apply for a cafeteria position at Brown County Schools



Apply for a cafeteria position at Brown County Schools
Follow these steps to apply for a cafeteria position at Brown County Schools.
  1. Go to-https://www.compassgroupcareers.com/
  2. Click on Hourly
  3. Click on search location and enter zip code 47448
  4. Find Brown County Schools and click on apply now button 
  5. Click on create account
  6. Fill out the application and click submit 
                                                                                                                                       Please note you will be notified by email of the next step.  


Do you want to see the menu on your phone? Download the Nutrislice App to your Smartphone.



Do you want to see the menu on your phone? Download the Nutrislice App to your Smartphone.

How to download the Nutrslice  app to your phone:

The best place to get Android/iPhone apps is the Play Store. Odds are you already have a Google account set up which is associated with your Play Store account. Steps:
  1. Open the App Store app.
  2. Find the app you want to download by browsing or search for the app using the Search tab.
  3. Once you've found the app you want to download.
  4. Add it to  your home screen.
 

FREE summer meals for 18 years and younger



FREE summer meals for 18 years and younger
For many kids, summertime means food, friends and fun. For families who count on school breakfast and lunch, however, the summer months can be stressful and family food budgets have to be stretched even further. Free summer meals, funded by the USDA, are available to kids and teens ages 18 and younger at all three summer meals sites in Brown County.  Summer meals sites offer kids and teens a healthy breakfast and lunch while being with friends.   Free Summer Meal Program Details:
  • Meals are FREE to ALL children and teens ages 18 and younger who come to a summer meals site
  • Free summer meals will help families save money and stretch their already tight food budgets
  • Food served is healthy and follows USDA nutrition guidelines
  • Summer meals sites are at fun, safe places for kids and teens
  • No application or proof of income needed
  • Meals are prepared and sponsored by Brown County Schools Food Service Department
  • Adult meals are available for $3.55/meal at each site
  Open meal sites will be available Monday through Friday for free for kids and teens, from June 3th through July 26th (no meal service the week of July 4th) at these locations: Brown County High School Café Nashville, IN Breakfast: 8:30am-9:30am and Lunch: 11:00am-12:45pm Brown County YMCA Nashville, IN (June 3rd-July 28th) Breakfast: 9:00am-9:15am and Lunch: 11:30am-11:45am Forest Hill Apartments Nashville, IN (June 3rd-July 28th) Lunch: 11:55am-12:15pm


Happy School Lunch Hero Day!!!



Happy School Lunch Hero Day!!!

You are appreciated! 

Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate!!! Thank you for all that you do!