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foods is changed whenever there is a tendency
to leave too much of the new food on
the plates. One of our slogans is "Clean
Milk drinking has become a 100 percent
item in our lunchroom.
The fifth and sixth grades purchased
and installed a new wash basin, for hand
washing. "Clean Hands" is a motto of our
Plans are being made to continue the
modernization of our kitchen by adding
more cabinets and other kitchen equipment
in order to save time and steps, and to
protect our food. These improvements
will make our lunchroom a more healthful
and attractive place to prepare and serve
LOUISIANA LEADS IN NEGRO
SCHOOL LUNCH PARTICIPATION
A Report from Clinton, La.
Louisiana has more Negro schools
participating in the National School Lunch
Program than has any other State. One of
the best-managed and most successful
lunchrooms is at the Clinton School,
Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, under the
supervision of Mrs. Ola Fisher, principal.
The program was established at this school
4 years ago. Of the 380 pupils enrolled
at the school, 363 receive lunches. This
parish has an excellent PTA which is
rendering a valuable service under the
direction of Mrs. Fisher. She states there
has been a definite improvement in attitudes
of the children and that friction
has almost been eliminated since hot
lunches have been served. She also says
it is impossible to measure the full value
of the National School Lunch Program.
GEORGIA SCHOOL LUNCH WORKSHOP
The first training program for Negro
school lunch personnel in Georgia was conducted
jointly by the Fort Valley State
College and the staff of the School Lunch
Division, State Department of Education.
The workshop participants were housed
at Camp John Hope, Fort Valley, Ga. The
meetings and demonstrations were held in
the combination assembly and dining room.
The participants included 46 cooks and
workers, 7 managers, 5 principals, and 7
The purpose of the school lunch workshop
was given by Mrs. Daisy Lewis, Itinerant
Teacher Training, Homemaking Education,
Fort Valley State College. A most
interesting welcome which included a talk
on the history and aims of the school
lunch program was presented by Dr. W.W.E.
Blanchet, Administrative Dean, Fort Valley
Members of the School Lunch Staff,
State Department of Education, served as
discussion leaderson the following topics:
1. Explanation of the Operating of
the Georgia School Lunch Program.
2. School Lunch Record Keeping.
3. Short Cuts in Food Preparation.
4. Sanitation in the Lunchroom.
Meal requirements and planning menus
were presented to the group by Mrs. Daisy
Lewis and Miss Daisy Speight, Homemaking
Teacher at Ballard-Hudson School, Macon,
Ga., who supervises the school lunch program
in that school.
The health nurse at Camp John Hope
led an interesting discussion on personal
hygiene of school lunch workers.
There is always a need for assisting
school lunch personnel in the utilization
of commodities made available under the
direct distribution program of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture. Mrs. Frances
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