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Philadelphia charter school students will receive more servings of fresh fruit and vegetables, including packaged slices of apples, intended to appeal to elementary school pupils.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new healthy foods initiative at Commons Market, a North Philadelphia warehouse that receives fresh fruit and vegetables from farmers across the region and distributes the produce to Philadelphia public schools. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has increased support for nutrition education and cooking classes, school gardens and field trips that take students to local farms through its Farm to School grant in response to growing demand for fresh produce.
Along with Major Michael Nutter the $93,000 grant for the Apple A Day program was presented to Common Market’s Co-Founders Haile Johnston and his spouse Tatiana Garcia-Granados. The local warehouse serves 50 public and private schools in the city of Philadelphia. It was in close collaboration with Lintons that the planning for this program was developed. “When the kids get these prepackaged apples in the classrooms as snack, they’ll be able to identify what farm those apples came from,” said Johnston. “It’s also going to produce other materials that tell the story of those farmers so that the kids in the classroom have the opportunity to connect more deeply with the people that grew the food.”
In Philadelphia, Lintons serves nutritionally appealing meals at approximately thirty-five public charter schools. Russ Hengst, VP of Education Services was on hand for the presentation and is looking forward to procure more local products for its school contracts. All farm product purchased for this program will be made directly through Lintons Managed Services. Over the past year Lintons has become a trusted partner of Common Market, as they have proved dedicated to providing high quality, farm food to their student meals. To date Lintons has procured over 5,000 cases of farm food from Common Market- the equivalent of 5 tractor-trailers full. Lintons Managed Services provides onsite and delivered Food and Nutrition Services to various programs focused on education, health care, adult aging, human service providers and community corrections.
After months of planning, The 11th Annual NHS Goals for Giving benefit has finally commenced. Courtney Dininny of the corporate office, sung her heart out once again to the Star Spangled Banner. As in the years prior, Brian Propp led the Flyers Alumni team to victory against the NHS Blues players. While Lintons CEO Chris Dunton fought hard for the team, it was not enough to dominate the game and end the Flyers Alumni winning streak. From the moment Debbie Woolston dropped the puck you could feel the enthusiasm from both the players and the crowd. Over 31 Gift Baskets were created, along with events like “Chuck a Puck”, silent auctions, and raffle prizes, providing entertainment for all ages. The Family of John Scheck was presented the “Player of the Game Award”, and as a founding member of Goals for Giving, John’s #18 Jersey was retired. John fought a courageous battle with cancer, and his passion for helping others is not forgotten.
As NHS Human Services Foundation Board Members, Chris Dunton and Brian Propp, along with Chairman John Krol, NHS Director of Development Dorian Smith, and NHS Vice President Frank Guthridge, brought this year’s totals to an all-time high of $118,224. The success of the 2015 Goals for Giving cannot be attributed to the players and chair members alone. Staff, friends, family, and countless supporters helped make this event a huge success. For the past 11 years, the NHS Human Services Foundation Goals for Giving Hockey Benefit has raised $386,000 to support the wonderful programs and services NHS provides on a daily basis. This year’s donations will focus its efforts on the “Pantries of Pride” within the NHS communities, providing food and nourishment to the many individuals that struggle with hunger every day.
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We at Lintons Managed Services would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our Dietitians for their dedication and efforts. Their excellent comprehensive care to the people we serve is valued. As food and nutrition experts, they help translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.
Thank you to all of the Lintons Dietitians: Andrea McHugh, Jaclyn Jahn, Kimberly Ann Judy, Lucille Schuck, Regina Federico, Roxanne Paxson, Sharon Charles-Brackens and Elizabeth Parme.