Feeding Your Joy This month, many families across the United States will observe the religious and/or cultural traditions of Hanukkah (November 27-December 5), Christmas (December 25), Kwanzaa (December 26-January 1) and New Year’s Eve (December 31). Family meals and special foods are at the heart of each of these celebrations, with menus featuring a wide range of customary treats, from potato latkes to gingerbread cookies to peanut stew to black-eyed peas. Schools will be closed through the latter part of the month, and other factors can make it difficult to mirror many of these traditions in your cafeteria. But you can capitalize on the holiday spirit by using social media, your website, the take-home menu or newsletters, cafeteria display areas and so on to engage students, parents, staff—and yes, your cafeteria colleagues, too—in sharing and exchanging recipes, customs, memories and good wishes for one another and for the world. Happy Holidays!
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