With only three weeks left of our “Rethinking the Food System” project, we have learned an ample amount of information. Since we’re still technically in the revision process, we have been altering and expanding most of our documents to fit the goal of our project. The concept of food systems is complex, and our work should reflect that. We can’t wait to publish our findings with everyone soon!
We met with the Food Service Director of Palisades School District, Gerard Giarratana, this past week to discuss school wellness. Without revealing too much information and spoiling our final presentation, Mr. Giarratana provided us valuable direction in crafting our Wellness Policy Model. It is inspiring and refreshing to see an individual who genuinely cares about the sustainability and health of students; Mr. Giarratana goes the extra mile to ensure that Palisades students are fed quality food, with an emphasis on sustainable waste reduction such as recycling. We noticed that many of the guidelines we already included in the policy align with his perspective on wellness, but he also suggested great additions. Thank you for your amazing efforts, Mr. Giarratana!
As a reminder, we will be having a Zoom presentation to showcase our outcomes! The Zoom will be on August 1st and 2nd at 10 a.m. If you are interested in attending, reply to this post, or let Peter know, and we can send you the link.