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Opening of Schools Meeting 2017-2018

On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the Department of Food and Nutrition conducted itís back-to-school meeting at Hialeah Gardens Senior High. There were over 400 full-time Food Service Managers, Satellite Assistants and Assistant Managers updated on new policies and procedures and taste tested new items that will be introduced in the 2017/18 breakfast and lunch menus.

As part of the activities, the band from Hialeah Gardens Senior welcomed employees into the auditorium playing various tunes, culminating with their rendition of the National anthem.  In addition, the Gladiator Cheerleaders performed enthusiastic cheers including one dedicated to the Food and Nutrition group.

Food and Nutrition is ready to welcome the 282,400 M-DCPS students to their school cafeteria for a healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch every day

Guest Speakers

Ms. Valtena G. Brown
Deputy Superintendent/Chief Operating Officer, School Operations

Mr. Steffond L. Cone
Assistant Superintendent, School Operations


s. Penny Parham
Food and Nutrition Officer

Ms. Olga Botero
Executive Director
Technological Support 

and Operations

Ms. Patricia Prida
Director Operations 

Ms. Helen Leiva-Torres
Supervisor II 

Ms. Susan Rothstein
Director Food Service Planning
and Production

Ms. Audra Wright
Nutritional Wellness Coordinator

Hialeah Gardens Senior Marching Band and Cheerleader Squad video performances
Click on each one to watch the video:

School Band Performing and Welcoming Cafeteria Managers   School Band Performing The National Anthem   Cheerleaders Squad
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