Nutrition Services

ESD 123 and ESD 105 Nutrition Cooperative:

Fruits and Vegetables
Feeding the Future Together

What we do:

Team Nutrition is part of a Washington State Mentorship Grant that works directly with ESD 123 and ESD 105 school district food service personnel to offer training and support. We customize our services based on the needs of each district in our Co-Op. These services include but are not limited to:

  • Recipes – update, standardize, and credit current recipes. Introduce new recipes with an emphasis on whole foods and scratch cooking.
  • Menu – assist in meeting meal pattern requirements and developing cycle menus.
  • Production Records – create pre-filled production record templates for the cycle menu.
  • Special Diets – work with parents, administrators, nurses, and food service staff to create a safe operating procedure for special dietary needs.
  • Training – provide training to meet annual professional standards requirements; provide culinary training for school food service personnel.
  • Grants – assist in locating and writing grant applications.
  • Nutrition Education – support in providing additional resources to facilitate student education.

Our partnering districts: 

Ellensburg, Toppenish, West Valley, Finley, East Valley (Yakima), Prosser, Kiona-Benton, Selah, Waitsburg, Starbuck and Kahlotus.

Who we are:

Joanna Livingston joined ESD 123 after a 27-year career in School Food Services working for the same company. She began her profession as a dishwasher at ESD 112 back in 1996 and during that time, she grew in her knowledge and passion for feeding students healthy and nutritious meals. She became a food service director in 2007 for a small private school and eventually came to Moses Lake School District where she became the Assistant Director of Dining Services.  

Joanna strives to serve and support students and food service staff at ESD 123 and 105 in their needs to expand and promote school nutrition. She continues to learn and grow in her passion to promote health and wellness through the foods our districts serve to students across the state. 

Want to learn more?

Contact Information and Application 

Joanna Livingston
Team Nutrition Mentor
[email protected] 

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