Pam Dannon, Ed.M., R.D.

Registered Dietitian

p: (757) 259-7186
e: pamela.dannon@wjccschools.org

Chef Marie Homer

SHIP/CNS Partnership Consulting Chef

Healthy eating is a vital part of wellness and readiness to learn.  Students who are well-nourished are more alert and better able to focus on learning.  SHIP works to educate students about healthy eating, provide access to healthy food through the school cafeterias, and reinforce healthy eating through parent education and community outreach.

  • SHIP teaches nutrition in the classroom to kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students as part of the SHIP Wellness Integration Program.  Lessons are based on MyPlate https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/myplate and provide students with essential information needed to make healthy choices.
  • SHIP provides resources to support parents such as recipes developed for our Farm to School Program and used in our cafeterias https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCXtRgptcAjcPdZ2TUeMcZg, school celebration resources, healthy fundraising ideas, and nutrition information for families.
  • CNS Partnership provides nutrition education for students and staff and works to continuously improve food and beverage offerings in school cafeterias so students and staff will have healthier choices. The partnership includes:
    • Nutrition education provided by our Registered Dietitian
    • Culinary training and recipe development provided by our Consulting Chef
    • Farm to School Partnership with local farms bringing locally grown produce to our cafeterias on a regular basis and Farm to School tasting events to encourage students to try new vegetables.
    • Nutrition outreach through community events, family cooking classes, and school-based family events.

Additional Resources

Healthy Eatings