Standardized recipes are critical to the success of school meals because they provide consistent results in quality, quantity, and nutrient contribution, while helping to reduce food waste and food costs. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Division of Food and Nutrition, in collaboration with Project PA (Penn State) is pleased to announce the awarding of a total of $73,219 to ten School Food Authorities to work on development of nutritious and tasty recipes that incorporate Pennsylvania Harvest of the Month products and appeal to students’ taste preferences.
This funding is made available through a 2021 USDA Team Nutrition grant. USDA intends to share the recipes developed under this grant via the Team Nutrition website and the Institute of Child Nutrition’s online resource center known as the Child Nutrition Recipe Box (https://theicn.org/cnrb). Successful recipes will also be included on the Pennsylvania Harvest of the Month website (https://www.paharvestofthemonth.org).
Awardees and the Pennsylvania Harvest of the Month items for which they will be developing recipes are listed below.