Go to the Twin Rivers Nutrition Page to get the most up-to-date information on the school breakfast/lunch process this year. There are changes, and all students will now be receiving free breakfast and lunch, without having to fill out the free and reduced lunch application (like in years past).
School cafeterias across the nation are mandated to receive two health inspections per year. The purpose of these inspections is to ensure that our facilities and workers are complying with safety and sanitation requirements - from checking food temperatures to wearing gloves.
The Sacramento County Environmental Health Department does an excellent job at making sure this mandate is met. Every permitted cafeteria in the Twin Rivers School District has received their required number of inspections with a 100% "PASS" rate.
But we don't stop there, we self-inspect our sites on a regular basis. Every kitchen has at least one staff member that has taken a food handlers course and earned a food safety certificate. Our Field Supervisors and Management staff are constantly visiting our cafeterias to ensure our staff is following safe food handling practices. We have developed and initiated a "Site Standard" inspection to ensure that every area of food safety in our cafeterias are checked.
This year eleven of our district cafeterias were awarded the Food Facility Award of Excellence from the Environmental Health Department of Sacramento.
Congratulations go out to:
Jennifer Whittaker and her staff at HARMON JOHNSON ES
Lupe Morales and her staff at HAZEL STRAUCH ES
Louise Romo and her staff at HILLSDALE ES/CHARTER
Robyn McKenzie and her staff at FOOTHILL OAKS ES
Cheryl Austin and her staff at DRY CREEK ES
Theresa Haro and her staff at NORWOOD JR HIGH
Rhima Blenkhorn and her staff at ORCHARD ES
Peggy Beeman and her staff at REGENCY PARK ES
Zakia Rasooli and her staff at RIO LINDA PREP ACADEMY