Food Council Members visit MCPS Division of Food and Nutrition Services

Earlier this week, Food Council staff and several Council Members had the opportunity to tour the MCPS Food and Nutrition Services facilities and meet with the new director, Mrs. Susan McCarron.  Mrs. McCarron has a background in dietetics and nutrition, and previously served as a Wellness Specialist and Food Services Supervisor with the Division of Food and Nutrition Services (DFNS). In her new position as director, she is dedicated to increasing healthy, exciting menu options for MCPS stude...
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Food Council Members Visit Partners in the Community

Montgomery County Food Council Members, Working Group Members and staff recently had the opportunity to visit two partners who are doing fantastic food system work in the County: the Takoma Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen and Koiner Farm. Takoma Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen On a quiet, leafy, residential street just steps from downtown Takoma Park, Food Council partner Crossroads Community Food Network recently opened the Takoma Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen. This 1,120-squ...
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An Inclusive Potluck

On Friday, February 19th, the Food Literacy Working Group (FLWG) Meeting gathered for a special-themed potluck: dishes inclusive of restrictive diets. There were gluten free dishes, dishes without dairy, and various vegetarian options. Below are some of the great recipes prepared by the Working Group members. Wendy Bazil of Healthier Kitchen, Winter Farro Salad "This recipe is a riff on one I’ve been making for years. for the Food Literacy working group potluck, I wanted to make something ve...
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Healthy Eating for Kids

Lynn Rubin leads a Nutrition Education discussion
On Tuesday, May 19, the Food Council’s Food Literacy Working Group held their annual Public Meeting on the topic of “Healthy Eating Initiatives for Montgomery County Children.” More than 50 attendees gathered at the Silver Spring United Methodist Church to learn about how local organizations are promoting the healthy eating among the county’s children. The evening started with a light supper made from recovered food, consisting of roasted vegetable soup, chutney, dehydrated fruits, and muffin...
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