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For Worcester Public Schools nutrition matters

By John Monfredo, Worcester School Committee

“The first and most respectable of the arts is agriculture.” -Rousseau

The Worcester Public Schools continue to achieve a balance between academics and wellness as we try to provide nutritious foods for our students. Recently Massachusetts celebrated “Massachusetts Harvest for Students Week.” Throughout the state local famers were delivering boxes and bags of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables destined for school cafeterias.

The kick off for the event was held right in Worcester at City View School. “Massachusetts Harvest for Student Week celebrated the wonderful connections that are being forged between school food services and farms all over the state,” said Kelly Erwin, Manager of the Massachusetts Farm to School Project. Worcester was chosen for the “kickoff” because it is a one of the leading schools in the state promoting health foods and as Ms. Erwin stated there is a School Food revolution taking place in Worcester. She went on to say that Worcester has emerged as a leader in the state. Ms. Erwin referred to Worcester Public School Nutrition Director, Donna Lombardi, as the rock star of nutrition for she has had Worcester well ahead of the curve on nutrition initiatives. Continue reading For Worcester Public Schools nutrition matters