Interview with Amy Maclosky, Director of Arlington Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services and Founding Member of ScratchWorks

Interview with Amy Maclosky, Director of Arlington Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services and Founding Member of ScratchWorks Founding member of ScratchWorks Nancy Easton and Amy Maclosky sat down to talk about the importance of scratch cooking. Nancy, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Wellness in the Schools, interviewed Amy, Director of Arlington Public Schools FoodContinue reading “Interview with Amy Maclosky, Director of Arlington Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services and Founding Member of ScratchWorks”

ScratchWorks Commends Hayes, Fitzpatrick, and Brownley’s Scratch Cooked Meals for Kids Act

ScratchWorks Commends Hayes, Fitzpatrick, and Brownley’s Scratch Cooked Meals for Kids Act On February 4th, the Scratch Cooked Meals for Kids Act was introduced in the House of Representatives. As we look at the inclusion of this bill into Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR), ScratchWorks is excited to see that scratch cooking is a priority, andContinue reading “ScratchWorks Commends Hayes, Fitzpatrick, and Brownley’s Scratch Cooked Meals for Kids Act”

ScratchWorks Praises the House for Passing the Build Back Better Act with Funding for Scratch Cooking

ScratchWorks Praises the House for Passing the Build Back Better Act with Funding for Scratch Cooking ScratchWorks commends the House for passing the Build Back Better Act and urges the Senate to do the same swiftly. The $10 billion for child nutrition programs included in this bill is a long-needed investment in the health and wellbeing of our nation’sContinue reading “ScratchWorks Praises the House for Passing the Build Back Better Act with Funding for Scratch Cooking”

Interview with Chef Dan Giusti, Founder & CEO of Brigaid

Interview with Chef Dan Giusti, Founder & CEO of Brigaid Mara Fleishman, CEO of the Chef Ann Foundation, spoke with Dan about how Brigaid is collaborating with Denver Public Schools, how his perspective on school food has evolved, and how the pandemic continues to affect schools’ capacity to scratch cook. Watch the interview here: DenverContinue reading “Interview with Chef Dan Giusti, Founder & CEO of Brigaid”

Chef Ann Cooper Delivers Powerful Testimony on Scratch Cooking at House Rules Hearing

Chef Ann Cooper Delivers Powerful Testimony on Scratch Cooking at House Rules Hearing September 15, 2021 Chef Ann Cooper – a founding member of ScratchWorks – spoke before the House Rules Committee on the importance of scratch cooking at a roundtable on the role schools play in ending hunger and improving child nutrition. This is theContinue reading “Chef Ann Cooper Delivers Powerful Testimony on Scratch Cooking at House Rules Hearing”

ScratchWorks Celebrates the House Education and Labor Committee’s Investment in Scratch-Cooked School Meals

ScratchWorks Celebrates the House Education and Labor Committee’s Investment in Scratch-Cooked School Meals ScratchWorks joins advocates for healthier school meals in commending the House Education and Labor Committee on their Build Back Better Act for budget reconciliation, which makes needed investments in our schools’ kitchens, cafeterias, and nutrition education programs. We know from our members’Continue reading “ScratchWorks Celebrates the House Education and Labor Committee’s Investment in Scratch-Cooked School Meals”

Q&A with Beth Brewster, Supervisor of Food Services for Caroline County Public Schools

Q&A with Beth Brewster, Supervisor of Food Services for Caroline County Public Schools in Maryland We spoke with Beth about pivoting the district’s school food operations during COVID, implementing scratch cooking, and advice she has for other school districts striving to serve healthy food to kids. ScratchWorks: How have your operations in Caroline County changedContinue reading “Q&A with Beth Brewster, Supervisor of Food Services for Caroline County Public Schools”

ScratchWorks Response to CNR Hearing

Statement on the March 25, 2021 Senate Hearing on Child Nutrition Reauthorization The members of ScratchWorks want to thank Senators Stabenow and Boozman for convening the first full committee hearing on Child Nutrition Reauthorization last week. We were delighted to see the evident bipartisan support for not only reauthorizing but also modernizing this act inContinue reading “ScratchWorks Response to CNR Hearing”