Chef Ann Partnership

The Chef Ann Foundation
 has brought an abundance of knowledge when it comes to nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle to Dryden Central School District. Chef Ann Cooper the founder and president of the foundation has spent two years consulting with the district making advances in kitchen equipment, increasing quality of ingredients, training for food service staff, and more!

Thanks to her work and the support of The Park Foundation, Dryden can provide all students scratch-cooked meals; changing the game and ensuring our kids are well fed as well as ready to learn!

Graphic that has purple text saying Dryden Central School District is building a movement to ensure all kids eat healthier, increase activity, build stronger relationships, apply healthy coping skills, and make responsible decisions

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Proud Partner of Tompkins County School Food Reboot

DCSD is excited to be a part of the Tompkins County School Food Reboot (TCSFR) program! In
partnership with the Chef Ann Foundation and the Park Foundation, TCSFR is providing six school districts in Tompkins County, NY with support to improve their meal programs.

Through TCSFR, we are emphasizing whole ingredients, scratch-cooked meals, procuring local foods wherever possible, providing a strong foundation for students’ academic success and ensuring our children are well fed and ready to learn!