FOOD FOR THOUGHT FORT WORTH BIG REVEAL
More than 170 people attended the Big Reveal of the Food for Thought pilot program, a joint venture by the Fort Worth ISD, the City of Fort Worth. Fit Worth and made possible by the work of Steer Fort Worth.
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Guests at the kickoff on Wednesday, September 19, included students, parents, teachers and administrators from De Zavala Elementary School.
They were joined by Chief of District Operations Art Cavazos, TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley, Councilman Dennis Shingleton, Dannon Plant Manager Pere Costa Torrent and Carlo Capua and the Members of Steer Fort Worth.
As students arrived they received a chef hat and an apron and enjoyed samples of food that will be served on the menu at the school in the spring. Students also got to meet TCU’s mascot, Super Frog.
Dannon Plant Manager Pere Costa Torrent presented Food for Thought Fort Worth Chair Carlo Capua with a $4,000 check and will also be donating yogurt for the school menu.
After the program, attendees enjoyed activity stations including cooking demonstration with Chef Lisa, Parent Marketplace and Fitness is Fun with Fit Worth.
Other guests included Scott Feille, Regional Program Director with Real School Gardens, Fort Worth ISD Board Trustee Ann Sutherland and De Zavala Elementary principal Hector Martinez.
The Fort Worth ISD, in conjunction with the Steer Fort Worth Education Task Force, Fit Worth and the City of Fort Worth, has developed this program aimed at tackling youth nutrition issues – Food For Thought.
Studies have shown that proper nutrition, combined with physical activity, has a dramatic impact on student behavior, performance and classroom achievement.
Through a 16-week pilot school lunch program at FWISD’s De Zavala Elementary School, Food For Thought seeks to demonstrate that current financial resources can be used to create healthy, balanced school lunches, using fresh ingredients.
Activities at the Big Reveal this evening included:
- Cooking demonstration with Chef Lisa
- Parent Marketplace
- Fitness is Fun with Fit Worth
- Food For Thought Samples
- Tasting Club Blind Menu Tasting
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