School Board faces many challenges planning for reopening

Hendry County – During the Hendry County School Board’s regular meeting, held virtually on July 7, they discussed the many challenges they are facing with the August reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. While some districts have plans in the works and solutions on the horizon, some challenges have yet to even be […]

Fine Dining in our local School Cafeterias

Upon visiting a few of our local school cafeterias this week, at lunchtime, I was somewhat stunned by the enticing presentation and plethora of options. There were fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables, a variety of healthy drink choices, and so many delicious main courses. It more closely resembled a restaurant rather than a school cafeteria. […]

Hendry County School Food Program delivers this summer

Before this summer started, I was unfamiliar with Sodexo, but while working with LaBelle Fossil Camp I have had the pleasure of meeting Erwin Evans, General Manager, and several of their food service employees while they have supplied delicious and nutritious meals for the fossil campers and many other local summer youth programs. Sodexo is […]

Local children compete in Future Chef Challenge

This past Wednesday, March 6, things were really heating up in the LaBelle Elementary School cafeteria for the 2019 Future Chefs National Challenge presented by the Hendry County Schools Food Service Department. A panel of distinguished judges seated on the stage, watching ravenously, as the kids worked hard to prepare the recipes they had chosen […]