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Extreme Cafeteria Makeover Unveiled Sept. 11

Glenville-Emmons High School reveals $70,000 Extreme Cafeteria Makeover

Glenville, MN (August 25, 2009) – Owatonna based Learning ZoneXpress (LZE) and the Minnesota School Nutrition Association (MSNA) launched the nation’s first Extreme Cafeteria Makeover contest last October to acknowledge the many challenges faced by school cafeterias. Creating a fresh new lunch experience for students is critical to their nutritional needs and to meet the financial challenges of schools. This makeover is now complete and Glenville-Emmons High School would like to celebrate. The community is invited to the unveiling of an extreme cafeteria makeover to celebrate an innovative approach to food service programs.

Not only will this makeover benefit Glenville-Emmons High School cafeteria by providing increased customer satisfaction, food service revenues, efficiencies, expanded healthy menu options and heightened school and community pride but, it will generate expanded knowledge and innovative foodservice solutions for these tough economic times.

“School foodservice directors have a huge job!” said Melanie Nelson, Founder and President of LZE. “The contest was formed because we wanted to support the profession in a creative way…it evolved into an incredible makeover that has the potential to change many lives.”

The makeover contest originally started as a $40,000 makeover but rapidly grew to $70,000 through fundraisers, inkind gifts and investments by community partners. Superintendent Mark Roubinek and foodservice manager, Diane Minear applied for the makeover and unanimously won. Superintendent of Glenville schools, Mark Roubinek is quoted as saying, “The makeover and updating of our cafeteria will infuse a lot of positive energy into the district.”

Come celebrate with Glenville-Emmons High School. This will be a great opportunity to hear what students think about their fresh NEW cafeteria.

Friday, Sept. 11, 2009
Community Open House
Time: 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Glenville-Emmons High School (230 5th St. SE, Glenville, Minnesota)

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