PfISD Food Services Awards
ARAMARK K12 Capturing Cost & Productivity District of the year 2019
During national Aramark meetings this summer, Pflugerville ISD Food Services was recognized as K12 District of the Year for Capturing Cost & Productivity.
“This award is a culmination of all our teammates working to ensure we are responsible with regards to ensuring both the district and Aramark see the benefits of our systems,” said Geoff Holle. “Through waste management, which reduces carbon footprint and reduced trash pick-ups, to energy management, as well as successful planning and oversight of our programs, we are proud of our collective and collaborative efforts.”
Since its inception, Aramark’s waste initiative has reduced waste by $200,000 annually, which also reduces the number of trash pickups at campuses for the district. Proper planning and strategic playbooks on a campus by campus basis to ensure our teammates understood the value of their efforts as well as successfully managing related Aramark initiatives, allowed for our collective recognition.
“I am proud of our team for continuing to lead the way with regards to managing our programs and initiatives,” said Holle. “It is just another way we are responsible stewards of our resources.”
Best of the Bunch Award - February 2018
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller recognized Pflugerville ISD with a Best of the Bunch Award for its achievement in the Texas Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Local Products Challenge.
Every October, the Local Products Challenge encourages school nutrition teams to incorporate more Texas products into meals and teach children about healthy lifestyles and Texas agriculture. Pflugerville ISD earned the award by meeting the highest standard of the challenge.
“Schools in the Local Products Challenge demonstrate a real commitment to combining nutrition education with support for their local economies and Texas’ bountiful agriculture industry,” Commissioner Miller said. “When a school meal includes products like citrus, lean beef or low-fat milk from Texas, it provides a lesson in healthy eating that lasts a lifetime and an economic boost that benefits the entire community.”
Cream of the Crop Award - February 2015"Your commitment to serving a weekly average of at least three Texas products each day during NSLW, not only introduced students to local foods but set them on a course to make wise nutritional choices and establish healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Incorporating Texas-grown food items into meals also supports local farmers and ranchers and creates an opportunity for them to be involved in creating healthy campus environments for Texas Students."
- Angiela Olige, Chief Administrator; Texas Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
Local Products Challenge – School Breakfast Week Top Tomato Award - May 2014"Congratulations on being one of only 81 school districts in Texas that have earned either a USDA HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) Award or a Local Products Challenge – School Breakfast Week Top Tomato Award.
Thank you for your commitment to excellence in school nutrition. You have gone above and beyond what is expected to ensure young Texans understand the importance of the 3E's of Healthy Living - Education, Exercise and Eating Right."
- Texas Department of Agriculture
Texas Department of Agriculture's Administrative Review
Congratulations PfISD Food Services for successfully passing the Texas Department of Agriculture's Administrative Review!
On April 17th, 2014, the Pflugerville ISD School Board and The Texas Department of Agriculture honored the Pflugerville Food Service Team for their successful Administrative Review Audit. Nicole Noterianni, TDA Coordinator for School Operations stated, "Not only did the team do a stellar job on the audit, TDA learned several ideas from the team that they will incorporate into next year’s review for other school districts.
PfISD Elementary Schools Bronze award winners of The HealthierUS School Challange!Recognizing Excellence in School Nutrition and Physical Activity.Read the press release: HUSSC Press Release.
2013-2014 Marketing Center of Excellence Nutrition Center of Excellence Culinary Center of Excellence