School Lunch Heros

school-lunch-hero-day-largeOur Whatcom County School Lunch Heroes were selected for their outstanding efforts to feature fresh and local food choices, improve food quality and presentation, create a welcoming eating environment, and encourage kids to make healthy food choices.

The 2015 Whatcom County School Lunch Heroes are:

Ferndale School District

Kelly Triplet, Food Service Director
Watch the video the Ferndale students and staff made to honor Kelly:

Lummi Nation School District

Sharon Antiste, Shane Cordero, Jeannette Lane, Cindy Hernandez,
[not pictured: Richard Phare, Sarah Hillaire, and Avery Lane]


Bellingham School District

Read all about the Bellingham District School Lunch Heroes here.


Cordata Elementary School

Dee Butenschoen & Pat Nowakowski


Northern Heights Elementary School

Lisa Jones


Whatcom Middle School

Veronica Baldovinos, Beth Pelto-Fishbeck, Olga Litovchenko, & Sheri Neiffer



More about School Lunch Hero Day:
School Lunch Hero Day is a nationally recognized opportunity to thank the school nutrition professionals who serve 30 million students each day. This initiative was originally inspired by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author and illustrator of the popular LUNCH LADY graphic novel series, and now widely promoted by the School Nutrition Association. Locally, School Lunch Hero celebrations were coordinated by Whatcom Farm-to-School, and sponsored by the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Sustainable Whatcom Fund. Many thanks to the staff and students in all of the participating districts for all the work they did to make the celebrations of their School Lunch Heroes truly special.
School Lunch Hero Day details, ideas, and downloads in English and Spanish are available at