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Goals For Giving 2015

Save the Date    Sunday, April 12th

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Common Market Grant

Picture2 webPhiladelphia 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.

 

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Lintons Community Outreach

   

Lintons Managed Services prides itself on supporting our local community, that is why every year during the holiday season we choose one local non profit organization to focus our efforts and offer our personal support.


This year, The Patrician Society located  in Norristown PA was chosen. The Patrician Society houses an emergency food cupboard, which they distribute to individuals & families in need in the Norristown area. In addition to the Food Cupboard, they have also developed the H.U.M.A.N. Program  which assists qualified families with funding for Housing, Utilities and Medical Aid, as well as a Summer Day Camp for boys and girls ages 5-11.

For more information about The Patrician Society’s many efforts to aide and support the community and how you can help click here

   


Lintons Names Corporate Dietitian

Andrea McHugh MA, RD, LDN has been named Corporate Dietitian of DSC_0091clinical nutrition services for Lintons Managed Services. In her new role, Andrea will plan, direct and coordinate the clinical operations of the nutrition services and registered dieticians, including development of performance criteria and improvement programs and determining resources.

 

Andrea brings a wealth of knowledge and proven success. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Andrea previously worked as Clinical Nutrition Manager for Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Springfield Hospital where she gained expertise in performance improvement, exceptional analytical skills and administration.

 

Andrea holds a M.A. in Nutrition Education from Immaculata University and a Bachelor’s of Science  from East Stroudsburg University.