Area school districts join New York Food Day program

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The Oriskany, Remsen, Clinton, Westmoreland and New York Mills school districts will be among participants in a New York Food Day on Thursday, serving menus featuring items grown, made and produced in the state, said Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES.

A total of 14 districts overall in the OHM BOCES food service program are taking part, including schools in eastern Oneida County and in Herkimer County, according to BOCES officials.

The menu for the day, the BOCES announcement said, includes such items as:

• Garlic chicken sausage made
by Smith Packing, at high schools and middle schools;

• Hot dogs made by Smith Packing, at elementary schools; and

• Locally grown cucumber and tomato salad from Bridgewater Farms, Chobani Yogurt, New York applies, and New York milk from Byrne Dairy, at all the participating area schools.

“New York Food Day was created to showcase the amazing foods that are grown, made and produced right here in our own backyards,” said Kate Dorr, OHM BOCES assistant school lunch director and registered dietitian nutritionist.

“We’re excited to get the students involved in learning about food and where it comes from.” the BOCES registered dietitian added.

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