FOOD FOR THOUGHT FORT WORTH NEW MENU LAUNCH
Fort Worth, Texas (January 30,2013) - Students at Fort Worth ISD’s DeZavala Elementary School showed off what they’ve learned about healthy food choices today as they taught Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth ISD Board Member Juan Rangel, and Fort Worth ISD District Operations Chief Art Cavazos how to make yogurt parfaits during the Food For Thought menu launch.
Dressed in chef hats and dark blue aprons, the students read step-by-step instructions on how to layer fresh fruit, nonfat yogurt and bran cereal into scrumptious healthy choices.
Food For Thought is an initiative of the SteerFW Education Task Force which selected De Zavala Elementary as the pilot school for this project. SteerFW hopes to engage young people and promote effective change in the Fort Worth community.
Food for Thought is training campus staff, organizing lunchtime food demonstrations for students, providing classroom education and engaging parents all in an effort to encourage everyone to make healthier food choices, whether in school or at home. The Food for Thought program will track students’ behavior, grades and attendance and compare student data from last fall to data in spring 2013 after students have been consuming the new menu for 6 weeks.
“This program will undoubtedly make a difference in the lives of our students not only at school but also at home,” said DeZavala Principal Hector Martinez. “A healthy lifestyle will greatly impact student achievement so we thank Carlo Capua and all of the Food for Thought Fort Worth volunteers for their work.”
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For more information, visit the De Zavala Elementary School web site and click on Food For Thought.
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