NUTRITION 2.0 RESOURCES

February 13, 2019

The flexitarian diet, also known as semi-vegetarianism, is defined as vegetarianism with the occasional consumption of meat and/or fish (Derbyshire, 2017).  This “diet” has been gaining traction over the years as a way to decrease meat consumption in an effort to improve overall health. Individuals following this diet typically limit meat intake to less t...

Protein – what is it, why do we need it, and how much do I need?

Proteins are made up of smaller units called amino acids which are linked to one another in long chains. Proteins play many critical roles in the body including their function as building blocks for bones, cartilage, skin, and blood. All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas,...

February 13, 2019

Considering the large portion of the student body that's involved in extra curricular activities, we noticed the untapped opportunity to start an After School Snack Program in Garfield Heights.

Think about it - if you're in the first lunch period (which starts at 10:09am if you're at the high school), and you have to stay for 2 hours after school for baske...

January 17, 2019

Are you looking for wholesome, organic, and scratch-made fast food? Well, CoreLife Eatery is the place to go! 

Pisanick Partners, LLC strives to create learning opportunities for the students we serve each and every day. We do this in our cafeteria lines as well as partnering with classroom teachers to take a field trip to local food service establishments...

December 21, 2018

In light of the holiday season, we were inspired to do something BIGGER and BETTER than ever at Garfield Heights Middle School – a holiday feast! The menu included turkey & gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, cinnamon baked apples, locally made sugar cookies, and a honey wheat roll.

But, with the help of the ambitious food service staff & key players i...

December 19, 2018

Sights and aromas aren’t the only captivating detail that comes along with creating seasonal recipes. Think about it- when gingerbread is mentioned, what comes to mind? How about potato salad and watermelon? Or apple pie? The nostalgic aspects of these ingredient details are one thing, but there is big purpose behind serving seasonal foods. Here are just...

Garfield Heights School District has been getting quite a bit of media attention in the past few weeks! On November 26 & 27, the district hosted visitors from Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom (PBIC), the organization that provided grant funding to the district to make Breakfast in the Classroom happen. PBIC is a collaborative effort between nationa...

December 5, 2018

The ODE highlighted one of our partner's success stories in the ODE Updates.  Pisanick Partners, in conjunction with Lorain Community Action Agency Head Start, is committed to making its food service program an extension of the classroom. “Try days” have been implemented into the center’s routine to encourage students and families to taste and try new foo...

October 5, 2018

Produce Packaging Inc, or PPI, is a company that has been breaking down, and packaging produce in the Greater Cleveland area for over 20 years. They pack a wide variety of fresh produce year-round for high-end restaurants, value-conscious retail chains, and everything in between. They process products like zucchini and squash noodles, ways to use their im...

September 21, 2018

The Pisanick Team took a road trip to Columbus for the massive GFS convention! We were on a nutrition mission, seeking out all things LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE and CLEAN LABEL. We started off the morning at the food show where we networked with colleagues and tasted some delicious food. The big winner for us was a brand new, clean label, Lentil Pasta! We tried i...

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