UPMC Partners with PPS

UPMC has identified health issues specific to each community, one of the key issues across the region being childhood obesity. Thanks to a partnership with the Healthy Schools Program of UPMC, Pittsburgh Public Schools Food Service is recognized for working diligently to help students select healthier meals through the Smarter Lunchrooms Program. Congratulations to Pittsburgh … Continue reading UPMC Partners with PPS

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Go for the Greens

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 requires that schools serve vegetable subgroups each week including dark green, red/orange, starchy, legume, and other. All Pittsburgh Public Schools serve vegetables daily, per the nutrition requirements, but are they being consumed? Plate waste studies in Pittsburgh Public Schools have shown extremely low acceptance of green vegetables. … Continue reading Go for the Greens

A Taste of University Prep

The University Prep Student Envoys came together yesterday for a taste test in their cafeteria under the leadership of Annie Fiscus, a project specialist for Environments that Support Teaching and Learning. The Student Envoys are a group of students with the natural ability to lead. Whether a traditional or nontraditional leader, the Student Envoy program is … Continue reading A Taste of University Prep

When Life Gives You Lemons…..

Make Apple Lemonade! On Tuesday, Monteverde's Produce Company visited Pittsburgh Creative and Preforming Arts (CAPA) school downtown. Anne Monteverde (co-owner) juiced fresh lemons and apples to make Apple Lemonade. The students sampled the fresh squeezed, no-sugar-added fruit juice with excitement. The demonstration showcased some of the delicious fresh fruits available from Monteverde's and encouraged students to try … Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons…..

Citiparks Provides Nutritious Meals During Summer Months

School's almost out for the summer! What's next? Citiparks Summer Food Service Program provides healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks to all children up to 18 years old as well as mentally disabled individuals up to 21 years old. Kids and teens eat FREE throughout the city                     … Continue reading Citiparks Provides Nutritious Meals During Summer Months