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Kids in the Kitchen

dcg students wearing aprons to cook

Taher and The Family Consumer Science Program at DC-G Middle School have teamed up to create Culinary Art’s after school programs called Kids in the Kitchen and the Chef Club.

Kids in the Kitchen is for  6th grade students who are interested in the Culinary Arts.   Chef’s Club  is for second year Culinary Students. The groups meet once per month from 3:15-4:20 p.m. in the Middle School kitchen.

Students begin each year talking about Farm to Table, preparing apple pie, and quick breads, and end the year with a Mystery Basket Cooking Challenge.  We change the program yearly in collaboration with Penny Erickson, Family Consumer Science Teacher.

High School Honors Study Club (Academic Offerings)

dcg students learning to cook from a chefThis program features Taher’s Chef Joe twice a month working with our high school students who are interested in the culinary arts but have conflicts with their other core classes. The AO offers short- 20 minute cooking classes.  A few of the mini scratch cooking sessions that Chef Joe has offered included: been making homemade pasta, homemade pizza dough as well as up scaling a sandwich into a Panini sandwich.  These mini sessions are to give our students savvy food ideas on a shoestring budget.  Next month we will be making homemade egg and spring rolls.

Summer Feeding Program

About Taher

Taher, Inc. is a contract food service management company providing K-12 school lunch managementcampus diningsenior diningbusiness dining and cateringsummer camp dining, and vending and office coffee services to clients in our growing nationwide footprint.

Since its founding in 1981 by President and CEO Bruce Taher, the company has focused on serving fresh foods expertly prepared by a team of chefs, monitored by a group of seasoned veterans, and delivered at a reasonable price.

Taher serves over 34 million meals per year, and employs and/or supervises over 2,600 employees. Supporting each of Taher’s field sites is a regional staff of dietitians, merchandising and creative design professionals, purchasing personnel, and specialists in information technology, facility design, and operations.

Healthy to a T Newsletter March 2020

This newsletter gives updates about things going on in Taher as well as recipes and healthy tips.

Harvest of the Month

The Nutrition Department partners with Taher to teach students about season fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Chef Joe and Mrs. Sevenich, Director of Nutrition Services, work with students to give them exposure to these unique foods as well as showing them how to introduce them into their diet. This is a fun and safe environment for students to try new foods.

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Iowa Nondiscrimination Statement:
“It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9.  If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.

Diet Modification Form

Diet Modification FAQ

Free and Reduced Public Release 20-21

Free and Reduced Meals

Wellness Policy

 How do I put money in my child’s lunch account?

Yes, parents are able to add money to their child’s lunch account at any time. Do do this, please log in to your RevTrak account. Parents will be notified by the school when their child’s account reaches a negative balance.

Am I able to view my child’s transaction history?

Yes, you are able to see what items your child is purchasing on a daily basis. Follow the instructions below to view their transaction history.

  • Log in to Infinite Campus
  • Click on the Food Service tab
  • Select your student’s name
  • Click “Go”
  • View Transaction Details