A Great Work Schedule for Young Moms
Nutrition Service Assistant (Current Employee) – Manteca, CA – October 5, 2015
I joined the Manteca Unified School District in February 2015. My role as a Nutrition Service Assistant mainly consists of safely preparing & serving school meals, adhering to State & County regulations for proper food handling, and doing my best to help promote nutritious food choices for the students I serve.
Working in a small elementary school setting has its benefits; low volume of children, but many opportunities to make a personal & genuine connection. I enjoy working with my co-workers. Everyone is hard working & pull their weight so the team meets goals timely & efficiently. We are constantly multi-tasking & working together. It is a fast paced environment, but the right co-workers make the load easier to bear.
The hardest part of the job is watching kids throw away their trays of food without a second thought. Most children will try new things once, and others will not even consider it. Knowing the value of a good meal makes it very difficult for me to accept the wastefulness that goes on in our schools: it teaches our children not to appreciate the hard work that goes into growing & cooking their food.
The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing children grow & mature. Children are our most valuable asset, and I am honored to be able to serve our future generations. Lastly, with my current schedule, I am able to enjoy afternoons, school breaks, and summer vacation with my own children. Nothing beats that!
Working with children, Summer vacation