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


Harvest of the Month Pilot

A Partnership of Pittsburgh Public Schools, Grow Pittsburgh                                       and Let’s Move Pittsburgh In an effort to enhance farm to school education in Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), PPS, Grow Pittsburgh and Let’s Move Pittsburgh (LMP) are piloting a … Continue reading Harvest of the Month Pilot

The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement is Underway!

The Food Service Department has successfully rolled out 4 Smarter Lunchrooms Movement makeovers in all 56 schools across the district. The makeovers are designed to get kids to choose the healthier option at lunch without them giving it too much thought. These changes are based in behavioral economics research done at Cornell University.  The four … Continue reading The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement is Underway!

Food Service Team Gears Up for a Fun and Healthy Year!

The Food Service Department held their Back to School Training at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers building on Monday. The group stayed busy during their day long training through engaging activities, brain breaks, and discussions. The topic of discussion? The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement in Pittsburgh Public Schools. Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) has been awarded a … Continue reading Food Service Team Gears Up for a Fun and Healthy Year!