Rick Hughes Director
Considering Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Where does “learning” occur? Wikipedia - Spring 2007
The Hunger Problem…Who is healthier? Over fed, yet under nourished Under fed and under nourished
The Dilemma… Children who are unhealthy and overweight Children who are hungry P R O B L E M A hungry child who is unhealthy and/or overweight
A Solution Lies Before Us and Within Us… The D11 Good Food Project And… YOU!
What is The D11 Good Food Project? • We set out to change the way meals are served in our district. Our goal was to eliminate highly processed foods from our menus by January 2012. We are delighted to say we met this goal! • What is “Good Food”? • Food free from chemicals and artificial ingredients • Food made from scratch in D11 kitchens using fresh ingredients, which are sourced locally whenever possible. • See handout for how we classify “Good Food”.
Recent Achievements • D11 Good Food Project • ~$750,000 put back into local economy with D11 FNS purchases • Community Partnerships • Discover Goodwill • Corpus Christi and Divine Redeemer Catholic Schools • Colorado Springs Christian Schools • AspenPointe, CO-DOR • Galileo Garden Project
Recent Achievements, cont. • GREATLY reduced the quantity of added sugar by cutting back chocolate flavored milk. • Good media coverage including ‘national’ news • A National Restaurant Association “Runner-up” Award for Innovation • Food Rescue operation for take-home meal service at the Westside Cares Food Pantry through a partnership with West Side Cares, The West Side Center, Woodmen Valley Chapel, and D11 Food and Nutrition Services
Recent Achievements, cont. • Huge D11 Summer Food Service Program including another partnership with the Care and Share food bank to provide even more “Good Food Meals” to our community’s children this summer. • District 11 won the Florence Sabin Award by the Colorado Public Health Association for District 11’s leadership in community health with the D11 Good Food Project.
THANK YOU! Rick.Hughes@D11.org