Today’s guest blogger: Mike

Today's guest blogger: Mike
Today's guest blogger: Mike

Hi, my name is Mike and I am the Food Service Coordinator for St. Joseph’s Indian School. In addition to feeding lunch to the students every day, we operate a grocery where the homes on campus can get food for the students. In addition, we purchase and prepare fresh fruit and vegetables for the students’ snack at the school in the mornings and cater special events for students and staff on campus.
This has been an exciting year for our Food Service and St. Joseph’s Indian School as we received the Healthier US Challenge Silver Award from the USDA. To get this award we improved the school lunch meals by incorporating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and by using less fat, sugar and salt.

The students are also provided nutrition education and at least 45 minutes of physical education each week. St. Joseph’s Indian School is only the second Native American school to receive this award and the first to do so under new, more stringent USDA guidelines.

It has been a busy summer here so far feeding the Rising Eagle Day Camp campers and St. Joseph’s students. We are now doing inventory, summer cleaning and restocking the grocery for school to start in a short six weeks.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

2 thoughts on “Today’s guest blogger: Mike”

  1. Wow Mike, what a busy job you have! I complained having to cook and shop for two kids…I can’t imagine how busy you and your staff are! Thank you for the great job you all are doing and congratulations on receiving the Healthier US Challenge Silver Award !!!!

  2. Mike I am as impressed as Marianne with you, your staff and your department and the job you do! How proud you justifiably must be to have won the Healthier US Challenge Silver Award! I never imagined St. Joseph’s being suc a complex and large undertaking. These blogs have been a real eye opener for me! Thanks for your dedication and hard work. Thanks to all in your department.

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