2009 Golden Carrot Awards
The grand prize for private schools in PCRM’s Golden Carrot Awards goes to Stuart Jacobs of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay in San Francisco. Public school winners are Ken Yant and Karen Crawford, M.S., R.D., C.S.P., of Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia.
Jacobs, food service director of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, exclusively serves buffet-style kosher vegetarian foods, as well as fresh fruit and salad bars daily. Jacobs won $1,500; the school will receive $3,500. Yant, director of the school nutrition program, and Crawford, nutrition education coordinator, of Gwinnett County Public Schools arrange taste tests for students and serve healthy vegetarian food daily. Students enjoy hot entrees such as teriyaki veggie burgers and black bean empanadas, as well as fresh fruit and salads. In addition to the $3,500 the food service program will receive, Yant and Crawford will donate their $1,500 to the food service program.
The 2009 Golden Carrot runners-up are: Kathleen Lazor, M.A., R.D., food and nutrition services director of Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland; Gary Petill, nutrition services director of San Diego Unified School District; Benjamin Rose, a chef with the Woolman Semester high school program in Nevada City, Calif.; and Alison Thompson, chef of Colorado Springs School in Colorado.
To learn more about this year’s winners, visit HealthySchoolLunches.org.